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Our Genealogical Helper for Colonial Gardens ...

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 Colonial Gardens (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 Colonial Gardens. 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 Colonial Gardens ...

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 Colonial Gardens.

  • Typical abbreviation for Colonial Gardens: Colonial Gdns. (or less commonly used: Colonial Gardns., Colonial Grdens. or Colonial Grdns.)

Newspapers Published in Colonial Gardens ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Colonial Gardens.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Colonial Gardens, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Colonial Gardens.

Cemeteries Near Colonial Gardens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Colonial Gardens.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Meridianville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Strawder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cavett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Strong - Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Griffie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCaleb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Otey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bentley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sandidge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Matlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plainview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Rebecca Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hereford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Eldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Strong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hymen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Welbourn - King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Murphy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gladstone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Strong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flint River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Townsend Coover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Briar Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pruit - McCaa Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hammond - Roult Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Conley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Charity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jude Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Normal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bloucher Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edmund Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGehee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cole - Holloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fearn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Valhalla Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Petty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cabaniss Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDavid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Love - Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clopton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Madison Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N James Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fords Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Connally Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Belleview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blackburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hazle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bevill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Driskill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ready Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Booker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bouldin - Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Tuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dedman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Douglass - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morgan - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fowlkes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maddera Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Northside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nickle - Martin - Rathbone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Russell J Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Steger - Ormond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Acklin - Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roundtree - Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burdine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harbin - Dalton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graveyard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Golightly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hutchings Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huntsville Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jehu Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chambless - Byrne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morrow - Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sisco Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Massengale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beverly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Golightly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Hill 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>

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

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

Meridianville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Colonial Gardens
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Meridianville had a post office and no railroad service
Gladstone   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Colonial Gardens
 - Gladstone had a post office and no railroad service
Moore's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Colonial Gardens
 - Moore's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Key's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Colonial Gardens
 - Key's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Mercury   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Colonial Gardens
 - Mercury had railroad service and no post office
Fisk   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Colonial Gardens
 - Fisk had a post office and no railroad service
Jeff   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Colonial Gardens
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
Bell Factory   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Colonial Gardens
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bell Factory had a post office and railroad service
Deposit   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Colonial Gardens
 - Deposit had a post office and railroad service
Madison Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Colonial Gardens
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Madison Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Cluttsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Colonial Gardens
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville 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 Colonial Gardens. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Colonial Gardens 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 doctors 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.

Colonial Gardens is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Colonial Gardens)
      Meridianville   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Hazel Green   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Toney   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Market   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Whitaker (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trigg (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Colonial Gardens:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 that begins in Colonial Gardens. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colonial Gardens) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Gardens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8712, Longitude: -86.5903     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Gardens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Colonial Gardens.