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Cleveland, Alabama
(Fayette 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 38 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 24 miles [38.6 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  
  N Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Berry City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Phillips Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vick & Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW South Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sterling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fayette 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>

While we didn't find Cleveland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cleveland.

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

Bankston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Cleveland
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cleveland
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Cleveland
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Cleveland
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Cleveland
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Cleveland
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Cleveland
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cleveland
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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:

Fayette     (The home county for Cleveland)
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Berry   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adger   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 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 like to 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 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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Lowndes County (MS):       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 Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Fayette 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 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 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cleveland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6896, Longitude: -87.6497     [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.