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Clarke, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Clarke ...

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 Clarke (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 Clarke. 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 Clarke ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarke.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clarke, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clarke.

Cemeteries Near Clarke ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clarke.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Unknown Soldiers Grave   [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 Clarke in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Clarke.

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

Kansas   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Clarke
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Clarke
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Clarke
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Clarke
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Clarke
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Clarke
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Clarke
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Clarke
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Clarke
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Clarke. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Clarke 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.

Clarke is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Clarke)
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Eldridge   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - 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 Clarke:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarke. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9146, Longitude: -87.5767     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clarke 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 Clarke, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clarke.