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Black Pond, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Black Pond ...

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 Black Pond (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 Black Pond. 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 Black Pond ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Black Pond.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Black Pond, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Black Pond.

Cemeteries Near Black Pond ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Black Pond.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis #1 Baptist Church 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 Black Pond in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Black Pond.

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

Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Black Pond
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Black Pond
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Black Pond
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Black Pond
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Black Pond
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Black Pond
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Black Pond
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Black Pond
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service

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

Black Pond is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Black Pond)
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

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 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 Black Pond:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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 Winston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston 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 ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Black Pond. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Black Pond) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Pond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0598, Longitude: -87.3517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black Pond 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 Black Pond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Black Pond.