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Binion Heights, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Binion Heights ...

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 Binion Heights (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 Binion Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Binion Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Binion Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Binion Heights: Binion Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Binion Heights ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Binion Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Binion Heights, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Binion Heights.

Cemeteries Near Binion Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Binion Heights.

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 Binion Heights covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pole Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simpson - Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Espy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haygood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cripple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oregonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wommack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Phillips Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dunns Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Dunn Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bryant 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 Binion Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Binion Heights.

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

Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Binion Heights
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Binion Heights
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Binion Heights
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Binion Heights
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Binion Heights
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 99,543 people in 2016)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Binion Heights
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Binion Heights
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Binion Heights
 - University 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 Binion Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Binion Heights 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Binion Heights is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Binion Heights)
      Samantha   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Echola   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Binion Heights:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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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The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Binion Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3929, Longitude: -87.6125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Binion Heights 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 Binion Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Binion Heights.