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Brooklyn, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brooklyn ...

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 Brooklyn (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 Brooklyn. 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 Brooklyn ...

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 Brooklyn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brooklyn, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brooklyn.

Cemeteries Near Brooklyn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brooklyn.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove 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 Brooklyn in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brooklyn.

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

Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Brooklyn
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Brooklyn
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brooklyn
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Brooklyn
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Brooklyn
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brooklyn
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brooklyn
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brooklyn
 - Walter 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 Brooklyn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brooklyn 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.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Brooklyn)
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Brooklyn:

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    
Colbert 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooklyn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2259, Longitude: -86.6153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooklyn 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Brooklyn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brooklyn.