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Our Genealogy Helper for Columbiana ...

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 Columbiana (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Columbiana. 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.

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 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.

Columbiana is located in Shelby County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

  • Shelby County     (The home county of Columbiana)
    • Shelby [Shelby County]
    • Wilsonville [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
      • Wilsonville [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,056 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<2>
    • Merrell Beach [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrell Beach
      • Merrell Beach [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrell Beach
    • Calera [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calera
      • Calera [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,717 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calera have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calera
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calera<2>
    • Pine Grove Village [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove Village
      • Pine Grove Village [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Village
    • Chelsea [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2015: 12,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chelsea<2>
    • Saginaw [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saginaw
      • Saginaw [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saginaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<2>
    • Westover [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
    • Siluria [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siluria
      • Siluria [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siluria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siluria
    • Harpersville [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpersville
      • Harpersville [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,727 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpersville<2>
    • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs Village
      • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs Village
    • Alabaster [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
      • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<2>
  • Autauga County
    • Marbury [Autauga County]
    • Billingsley [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billingsley
      • Billingsley [Autauga County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billingsley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billingsley<2>
  • Bibb County
    • Brierfield [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brierfield
      • Brierfield [Bibb County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brierfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brierfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brierfield<2>
    • Ashby [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashby
      • Ashby [Bibb County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashby
    • Eddings [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddings
      • Eddings [Bibb County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eddings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddings
    • Oakley [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Bibb County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
    • Cane Creek [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Creek
      • Cane Creek [Bibb County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Randolph [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Bibb County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Nash Town [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nash Town
      • Nash Town [Bibb County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nash Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tucker [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Bibb County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
    • Italian Town [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Italian Town
      • Italian Town [Bibb County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Italian Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Italian Town
    • Pratt Ferry [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt Ferry
      • Pratt Ferry [Bibb County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
    • Blocton [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton
      • Blocton [Bibb County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bucktown [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucktown
      • Bucktown [Bibb County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Corinne [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinne
      • Corinne [Bibb County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blount County
    • Dale [Blount County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale
      • Dale [Blount County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chilton County
    • Jemison [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemison
      • Jemison [Chilton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jemison<2>
    • Thorsby [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorsby
      • Thorsby [Chilton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorsby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorsby<2>
    • Clanton [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clanton
      • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<2>
    • Maplesville [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplesville
      • Maplesville [Chilton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplesville<2>
  • Clay County
    • Hollins [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
  • Coosa County
    • Aucheucaula [Coosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aucheucaula
      • Aucheucaula [Coosa County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aucheucaula have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Weogufka [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weogufka
      • Weogufka [Coosa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weogufka
    • Stewartville [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartville
      • Stewartville [Coosa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartville
    • Mount Olive [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Coosa County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Rockford [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Coosa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<2>
    • Goodwater [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwater
      • Goodwater [Coosa County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodwater<2>
    • Kellyton [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellyton
      • Kellyton [Coosa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellyton
  • Elmore County
  • Jefferson County
    • Hoover [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
      • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<2>
    • Cahaba Heights [Jefferson County]
    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vestavia Hills
      • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vestavia Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vestavia Hills<2>
    • Cahaba Landing [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahaba Landing
      • Cahaba Landing [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cahaba Landing
    • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
      • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,297 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook<2>
    • Greenwood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Homewood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<2>
    • Shannon [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shannon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • Cedar Grove [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Jefferson County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain Brook Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook Village
      • Mountain Brook Village [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook Village
    • Oxmoor [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxmoor
      • Oxmoor [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxmoor
    • Irondale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
      • Irondale [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irondale<2>
    • English Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Village
      • English Village [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Village
  • Saint Clair County
    • Woodland Village [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Village
      • Woodland Village [Saint Clair County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Village
    • Fountainrun [Saint Clair County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountainrun
      • Fountainrun [Saint Clair County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountainrun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brompton [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brompton
      • Brompton [Saint Clair County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brompton
    • Moody [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [Saint Clair County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody<2>
    • Easonville [Saint Clair County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easonville
      • Easonville [Saint Clair County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Easonville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Acmar [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acmar
      • Acmar [Saint Clair County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acmar
    • Cook's Springs [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook's Springs
      • Cook's Springs [Saint Clair County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook's Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook's Springs
    • Cropwell [Saint Clair County]
    • Pell City [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pell City
      • Pell City [Saint Clair County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pell City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pell City<2>
    • Margaret [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaret
      • Margaret [Saint Clair County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaret
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaret<2>
    • Argo [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argo
      • Argo [Saint Clair County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argo
    • Branchville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
      • Branchville [Saint Clair County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
    • Odenville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odenville
      • Odenville [Saint Clair County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odenville<2>
  • Talladega County
    • Talladega Springs [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega Springs
      • Talladega Springs [Talladega County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega Springs
    • Fayetteville [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Talladega County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Childersburg [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childersburg
      • Childersburg [Talladega County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Childersburg<2>
    • Bon Air [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Air
      • Bon Air [Talladega County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Air have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Air
    • Oak Grove [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Talladega County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Zubers [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zubers
      • Zubers [Talladega County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zubers
    • Comerdale [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comerdale
      • Comerdale [Talladega County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comerdale
    • Gantts Quarry [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gantts Quarry
      • Gantts Quarry [Talladega County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gantts Quarry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gantts Quarry
    • Mignon [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mignon
      • Mignon [Talladega County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mignon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mignon
    • Sylacauga [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylacauga
      • Sylacauga [Talladega County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylacauga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylacauga<2>
    • Logan Martin Dam [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan Martin Dam
      • Logan Martin Dam [Talladega County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Logan Martin Dam. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan Martin Dam
    • Sycamore [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
      • Sycamore [Talladega County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore
    • Alpine [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Talladega County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<2>
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tannehill
      • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tannehill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tannehill
    • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Vance [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Tuscaloosa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,654 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Columbiana ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbiana.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Columbiana. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Columbiana and those printed in the larger area surrounding Columbiana.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km] of Columbiana.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Columbiana:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Columbiana ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Columbiana.

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

  • Verchot Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Verchot Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Verchot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verchot Cemetery
  • Columbiana Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Columbiana Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Columbiana Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbiana Cemetery
  • Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery
  • Blackmon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackmon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackmon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackmon Cemetery
  • Rocky Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rocky Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rocky Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge Cemetery
  • Foster Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Cemetery
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Mose Davis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mose Davis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mose Davis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mose Davis Cemetery
    • Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Cemetery
    • Old Good Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Good Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Good Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Good Hope Cemetery
    • Crumpton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crumpton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crumpton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumpton Cemetery
    • Farr Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farr Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farr Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farr Cemetery
    • Dover Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dover Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover Cemetery

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Columbiana had a population of 654 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Columbiana had a population of 4,550 people.

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

  • Columbiana [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbiana
    • Columbiana [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 654 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,550 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbiana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbiana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbiana<2>
  • Shelby [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby [Shelby County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Columbiana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 753 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shelby had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<2>
  • Shelby Springs [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby Springs
    • Shelby Springs [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby Springs
  • Wilsonville [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
    • Wilsonville [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,056 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<2>
  • Calera [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calera
    • Calera [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 753 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,717 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Calera had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calera have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calera
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calera<2>
  • Talladega Springs [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega Springs
    • Talladega Springs [Talladega County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Talladega Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega Springs
  • Continue List ...
    • Longview [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Longview had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • South Calera [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Calera
      • South Calera [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Columbiana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Calera had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Calera have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Calera
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Columbiana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelham had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<2>
    • Fayetteville [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Talladega County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Columbiana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 146 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Siluria [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siluria
      • Siluria [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Siluria had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siluria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siluria
    • Marble Valley [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Valley
      • Marble Valley [Coosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Columbiana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Valley
    • Harpersville [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpersville
      • Harpersville [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Columbiana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,727 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpersville<2>
    • Maylene [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maylene
      • Maylene [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maylene had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maylene have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maylene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maylene<2>
    • Dogwood [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogwood
      • Dogwood [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Columbiana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogwood

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Columbiana. See our List of 1890's Communities around Columbiana.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Columbiana ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Columbiana:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Columbiana in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Columbiana for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Columbiana. See our Misc Page for Columbiana for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbiana: www.cityofcolumbiana.com/

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Columbiana) 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 Columbiana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbiana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbiana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1927, Longitude: -86.6068       In this case, the coordinates for Columbiana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Columbiana, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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