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Our Genealogical Helper for Clarence ...

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 Clarence (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 Clarence. 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 Clarence ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarence.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clarence, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clarence.

Cemeteries Near Clarence ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clarence.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebell 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 in 1895, Clarence had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Clarence
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Clarence
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Clarence
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Clarence
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clarence
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Clarence
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Clarence
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Clarence
 - Bright Star 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 Clarence. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Clarence 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 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.

Clarence is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Clarence)
      Susan Moore   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Craig   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Taits Gap   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Clarence:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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    
Jefferson 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      
Talladega 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 Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Clarence ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us 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 Clarence.

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 Clarence:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The FIPS database contains an entry for Clarence.
      See our Misc Page for Clarence for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount 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 that begins in Clarence. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clarence) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clarence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clarence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0840, Longitude: -86.4278     [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:

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

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