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Beulah, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Beulah ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Beulah (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Beulah. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Beulah ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beulah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beulah, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beulah.

Cemeteries Near Beulah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Beulah.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Beulah covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Company Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Hartline Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Beulah in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Beulah.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Beulah, with the one closest to Beulah listed first.

Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Beulah
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Beulah
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Beulah
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Beulah
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Beulah
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Beulah
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Beulah
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 2,255 people in 2016)
 - Trenton had a post office and railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Beulah
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Beulah
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Beulah. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Beulah in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Beulah is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Below are the counties that are near Beulah. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Beulah:

DeKalb     (The home county for Beulah)
      Ider   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chavies   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Varnell (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Point (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cohutta (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Beulah, see our County-by-County Page for Beulah.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Beulah:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Beulah. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beulah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beulah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7592, Longitude: -85.6141     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beulah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Beulah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beulah.