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Carloss, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carloss ...

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 Carloss (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 Carloss. 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 Carloss ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carloss.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carloss, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carloss.

Cemeteries Near Carloss ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carloss.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Cockrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Hebron Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Windle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Glen Echo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Browns Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Sinal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Possum Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coal Fire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenhill Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Greenhill Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Funderburk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Linebarge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hargrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gordo City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill 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 Carloss in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carloss.

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

Reform   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carloss
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,616 people in 2016)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
Dillburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carloss
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
Bell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carloss
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Fire   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Carloss
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Carloss
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
Gordo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Carloss
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,672 people in 2016)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
Garden   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carloss
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carloss
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville 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 Carloss. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carloss 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Carloss is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Pickens     (The home county for Carloss)
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - although 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 Carloss:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Carloss. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carloss) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carloss. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2946, Longitude: -88.0756     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carloss 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 Carloss, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carloss.