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Brook Highland, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brook Highland ...

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 Brook Highland (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 Brook Highland. 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.

Cemeteries Near Brook Highland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brook Highland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  E Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bryan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Croft Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S K Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]     
  NNW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [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 Brook Highland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brook Highland.

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

Bridgeton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brook Highland
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
Irondale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Brook Highland
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
Rock Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Brook Highland
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brook Highland
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brook Highland
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brook Highland
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Brook Highland
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
Avondale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brook Highland
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brook Highland
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,050 people in 2016)
 - Pelham 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 Brook Highland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brook Highland 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 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.

Brook Highland is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Brook Highland)
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cahaba Landing   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Brook Highland:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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 Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Brook Highland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brook Highland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brook Highland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4357, Longitude: -86.6739     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brook Highland 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 Brook Highland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brook Highland.