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Coato Bend, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Coato Bend ...

So far, we have found very little information about Coato Bend. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Coato Bend to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Coato Bend, please Contact Us.

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 Coato Bend (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 Coato Bend. 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.

Name Variations for Coato Bend ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Coato Bend.

  • Typical abbreviation for Coato Bend: Costo Bnd.

Newspapers Published in Coato Bend ...

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 Coato Bend.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Coato Bend, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Coato Bend.

Cemeteries Near Coato Bend ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Coato Bend.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Croft Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Youngs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tillison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Crestwood Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNW Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Landers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Forrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ohatchee #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duck Springs 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.

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

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

Coat's Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Coato Bend
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Coato Bend
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
Hokes Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Coato Bend
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,277 people in 2016)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Turkeytown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Coato Bend
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
Upton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coato Bend
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
Reaves   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coato Bend
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
Maple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coato Bend
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Slackland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Coato Bend
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
East Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Coato Bend
 - East Gadsden 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 Coato Bend. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Coato Bend 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Coato Bend is historic, it would have been located within present day Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Coato Bend)
      Ballplay   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Coato Bend:

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Coato Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Coato Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Coato Bend) 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 Coato Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coato Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coato Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0529, Longitude: -85.8458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coato Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Coato Bend.