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Cedar Bluff, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar Bluff ...

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 Cedar Bluff (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 Cedar Bluff. 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.

Name Variations for Cedar Bluff ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Cedar Bluff.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cedar Bluff: Cedar Blf. (or less commonly used: Cedar Bluf.)

Newspapers Published in the area of Cedar Bluff ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Bluff.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Cedar Bluff. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Cedar Bluff and those printed in the larger area surrounding Cedar Bluff.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> of Cedar Bluff.

Cemeteries Near Cedar Bluff ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cedar Bluff.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sand Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waterhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tuckers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coosa River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clemones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Sand Rock 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Cedar Bluff had a population of 194 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Cedar Bluff had a population of 1,790 people.

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

Lawrence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Bluff
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
Gaylesville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cedar Bluff
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 143 people in 2016)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cedar Bluff
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Alexis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cedar Bluff
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
Waterhouse   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cedar Bluff
 - Waterhouse had a post office and no railroad service
Farill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Bluff
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
Sterling - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Bluff
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Cedar Bluff
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Bluff
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,555 people in 2016)
 - Centre 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 Cedar Bluff. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedar Bluff 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 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 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.

Cedar Bluff is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Cedar Bluff)
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Cedar Bluff:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Cedar Bluff:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
We have found Cedar Bluff in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Cedar Bluff for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cedar Bluff.
      See our Misc Page for Cedar Bluff for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cedar Bluff. 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 Cedar Bluff. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cedar Bluff) 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 Cedar Bluff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cedar Bluff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2195, Longitude: -85.5922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Bluff 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 Cedar Bluff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cedar Bluff.