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Blue Pond, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Blue 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 Blue 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 Blue 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 Blue 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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Pond.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blue Pond, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blue Pond.

Cemeteries Near Blue Pond ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blue 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 Blue Pond covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sand Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tuckers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plunket Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hunts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Harbour Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mathis 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.<3>

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

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

Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blue Pond
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Blue Pond
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 555 people in 2016)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Pond
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,008 people in 2016)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blue Pond
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Pond
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blue Pond
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,555 people in 2016)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
Loveless   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Pond
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Pond
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Blue Pond
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,790 people in 2016)
 - Cedar Bluff 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 Blue Pond. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blue 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Blue Pond is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Blue Pond)
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Blue 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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       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    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Pond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2370, Longitude: -85.7202     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Pond have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Blue Pond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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