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Blues Old Stand, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Blues Old Stand ...

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 Blues Old Stand (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 Blues Old Stand. 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 Blues Old Stand ...

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 Blues Old Stand.

  • While the name of this community is Blues Old Stand, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Blues Old Stand may originally have been Blue's Old Stand.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Blues Old Stand might be written as Blue Old Stand.

Newspapers Published in Blues Old Stand ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blues Old Stand.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blues Old Stand, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blues Old Stand.

Cemeteries Near Blues Old Stand ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blues Old Stand.

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 Blues Old Stand covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Old Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Perote Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Inverness Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dasinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW High Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mount Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ox Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mallard Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McGrady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lydia Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Azure Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ridgeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stills 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 Blues Old Stand in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blues Old Stand.

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

Perote   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blues Old Stand
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blues Old Stand
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Blues Old Stand
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
Aberfoil   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blues Old Stand
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Aberfoil had a post office and no railroad service
Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Blues Old Stand
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Blues Old Stand
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blues Old Stand
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blues Old Stand
 - Pine Grove 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 Blues Old Stand. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blues Old Stand 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Blues Old Stand is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

Bullock     (The home county for Blues Old Stand)
      Inverness   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graball   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Seale   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Blues Old Stand:

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 Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock 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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Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Bullock County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blues Old Stand. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9849, Longitude: -85.7169     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blues Old Stand 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 Blues Old Stand, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blues Old Stand.