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Bird, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bird ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bird. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bird to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bird, please Contact Us.

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 Bird (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 Bird. 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 Bird ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bird.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bird, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bird.

Cemeteries Near Bird ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bird.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fowler Springs 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.

Bird itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Bird
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bird
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bird
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bird
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bird
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bird
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 681 people in 2016)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Oneonta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bird
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
Champion   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bird
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bird
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bird
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bird
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bird
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Gallant   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bird
 - Gallant 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 Bird. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bird 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bird is historic, it would have been located within present day Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Bird)
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Bird:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bird ...

While our initial data for Bird came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Bird in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Bird.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Bird:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Bird.
      See our Misc Page for Bird for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Bird. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bird) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bird. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bird

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bird. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0298, Longitude: -86.3892     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bird have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bird.