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Bull City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bull City ...

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 Bull City (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 Bull City. 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 Bull City ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bull City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bull City, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bull City.

Cemeteries Near Bull City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bull City.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Prudes Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Warrior Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Toadvine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dug Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Heard Shoal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spencer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Piney Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW West Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adger 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>

While we didn't find Bull City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bull City.

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

Ezra   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bull City
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
Yolande   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bull City
 - Yolande had a post office and no railroad service
Sumter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bull City
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
Toadvine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bull City
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
Adger   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bull City
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bull City
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
Chinn   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bull City
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bull City
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Chamblee   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bull City
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bull City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bull City 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 doctors and 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.

Bull City is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Bull City)
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vance   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]

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

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 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 Bull City:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 starting from Bull City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bull City) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bull City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4165, Longitude: -87.2583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bull City 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 Bull City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bull City.