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Chambers, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Chambers ...

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 Chambers (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 Chambers. 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 Chambers ...

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 Chambers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chambers, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chambers.

Cemeteries Near Chambers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chambers.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bibbville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hickman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S John T. Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bucksville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Caffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Camp Branch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Davis Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Gillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shuttlesworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hickory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higganbotham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kinard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKensey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW West Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Belchers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Italian Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiney Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Big Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boothton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE George Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Christian Union 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 Chambers in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chambers.

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

Green Pond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chambers
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Bibbville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chambers
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chambers
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,569 people in 2016)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
Yolande   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chambers
 - Yolande had a post office and no railroad service
Tannehill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chambers
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
Vance   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chambers
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,501 people in 2016)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
Sumter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chambers
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
Dudley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chambers
 - Dudley 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 Chambers. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chambers 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 and hospitals 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.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Chambers)
      Lake View   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Chambers:

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    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chambers. 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 from Chambers. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chambers) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chambers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2418, Longitude: -87.1581     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chambers 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 Chambers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chambers.