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Birdsong, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Birdsong ...

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 Birdsong (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 Birdsong. 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 Birdsong ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Birdsong.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Birdsong, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Birdsong.

Cemeteries Near Birdsong ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Birdsong.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flint Creek 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 Birdsong in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Birdsong.

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

Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Birdsong
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Birdsong
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Birdsong
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Birdsong
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Birdsong
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Birdsong
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Birdsong
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Birdsong
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Birdsong
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit 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 Birdsong. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Birdsong 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 and hospitals 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.

Birdsong is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Birdsong)
      Baileyton   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Birdsong:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Birdsong. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Birdsong. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Birdsong) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birdsong. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2451, Longitude: -86.6467     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Birdsong 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 Birdsong, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Birdsong.