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Bremen, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bremen ...

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 Bremen (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 Bremen. 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 Bremen ...

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 Bremen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bremen, 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 Bremen.

Cemeteries Near Bremen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bremen.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Dorsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethsadia 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bremen had a population of 84 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Bremen
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bremen
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Bremen
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bremen
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bremen
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Bremen
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Bremen
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bremen
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bremen
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Bremen
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor 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 Bremen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bremen 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 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.

Bremen 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 Bremen. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bremen:

Cullman     (The home county for Bremen)
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Bremen:

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    
Etowah 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    
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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bremen ...

While our initial data for Bremen came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Bremen 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 Bremen.

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 Bremen:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bremen.
      See our Misc Page for Bremen for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bremen. 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 'straight-line' distance that starts in Bremen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bremen) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bremen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9945, Longitude: -86.9700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bremen 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 Bremen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bremen.