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Cleveland, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cleveland ...

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 Cleveland (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 Cleveland. 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 Cleveland ...

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 Cleveland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cleveland, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cleveland.

Cemeteries Near Cleveland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cleveland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brown - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Oakhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guinns Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garden City 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Cleveland had a population of 1,313 people.

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

Joy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cleveland
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Cleveland
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,694 people in 2016)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Little Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cleveland
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
Oneonta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cleveland
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cleveland
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cleveland
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Chepultepec   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cleveland
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cleveland
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Adville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cleveland
 - Adville 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 Cleveland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cleveland 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.

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

Blount     (The home county for Cleveland)
      Rosa   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Cleveland:

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    
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    
Jefferson 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    
Winston 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 Cleveland ...

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

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 Cleveland:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Cleveland in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Cleveland for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cleveland.
      See our Misc Page for Cleveland for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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' distance starting in Cleveland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cleveland) 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 Cleveland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cleveland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cleveland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9965, Longitude: -86.5696     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cleveland 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 Cleveland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cleveland.