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Brompton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brompton ...

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 Brompton (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 Brompton. 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 Brompton ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brompton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brompton, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brompton.

Cemeteries Near Brompton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brompton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Karr 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 in 1895, Brompton had a post office and railroad service.

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

Moody   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Brompton
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Brompton
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brompton
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,940 people in 2016)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brompton
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brompton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brompton
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,422 people in 2016)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brompton
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,213 people in 2016)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Vandiver   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brompton
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Brompton
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brompton
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,743 people in 2016)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brompton
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Brompton
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
Sterrett   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Brompton
 - Sterrett 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 Brompton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brompton 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 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.

Brompton is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Brompton)
      Moody   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Woodland Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - you should note 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 Brompton:

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 Saint Clair 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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega 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 Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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 Brompton ...

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

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 Brompton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Brompton.
      See our Misc Page for Brompton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 from Brompton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brompton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brompton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5820, Longitude: -86.4694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brompton 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 Brompton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brompton.