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Calcis, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Calcis ...

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 Calcis (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 Calcis. 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 Calcis ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Calcis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Calcis, 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 Calcis.

Cemeteries Near Calcis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Calcis.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Masters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arkwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Nicholls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chancellor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh 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 Calcis in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Calcis.

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

Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Calcis
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Calcis
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Sterrett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Calcis
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Calcis
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Vandiver   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Calcis
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
Harpersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Calcis
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,680 people in 2016)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Calcis
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Calcis
 - Dunnavant 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 Calcis. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Calcis 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.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Calcis)
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cahaba Landing   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Calcis:

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    
Etowah 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    
Tallapoosa 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Calcis. 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Calcis. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Calcis) 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 Calcis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Calcis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calcis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4264, Longitude: -86.4315     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Calcis.