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Center Community, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Center Community ...

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 Center Community (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 Center Community. 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 Center Community ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Center Community.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Center Community, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Center Community.

Cemeteries Near Center Community ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Center Community.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Guinns Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Graves Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dorsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N East Point 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 Center Community in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Center Community.

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

Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Center Community
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 498 people in 2016)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Center Community
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Center Community
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Center Community
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Center Community
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Center Community
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Center Community
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Center Community
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Center Community
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Center Community
 - Reid's 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 Center Community. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Center Community 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Center Community is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Center Community)
      Garden City   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Center Community:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan 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      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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 ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Center Community. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Center Community) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Community. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0382, Longitude: -86.8108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center Community 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 Center Community, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Center Community.