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Bruner, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bruner ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bruner. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bruner to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bruner, please Contact Us.

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 Bruner (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 Bruner. 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 Bruner ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bruner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bruner, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bruner.

Cemeteries Near Bruner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bruner.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Creswell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pattons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wester Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Plum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Groce - Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Box Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW McCellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Broken Arrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harkeys Chapel 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.

Bruner itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Macon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Bruner
 - Macon had a post office and no railroad service
Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bruner
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Eastaboga   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bruner
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Eastaboga had a post office and railroad service
Francis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bruner
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
Ragland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bruner
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,697 people in 2016)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bruner
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 6,491 people in 2016)
 - Lincoln had a post office and railroad service
Morrisville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bruner
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
Ohatchee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bruner
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bruner
 - Riverside 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 Bruner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bruner 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 and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bruner is historic, it would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Bruner)
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 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 Bruner:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Calhoun 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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bruner ...

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

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 Bruner:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Bruner.
      See our Misc Page for Bruner for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bruner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Bruner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bruner) 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 Bruner. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bruner

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bruner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6848, Longitude: -86.0769     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bruner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bruner.