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Concord, Alabama
(Fayette County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Concord ...

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 Concord (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 Concord. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Concord ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Concord.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Concord, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Concord.

Cemeteries Near Concord ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Concord.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW South Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wommack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Phillips Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vick & Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gravlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haygood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Espy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Phillips Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Savage Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moores Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sterling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Caines Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashcraft Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Big Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cripple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oregonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

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

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

New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Concord
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Concord
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Concord
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Lubbub   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Concord
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Concord
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Concord. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Concord 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Concord is located in Fayette County.

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

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

Fayette     (The home county for Concord)
      Bankston   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Concord. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Concord) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Concord. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5457, Longitude: -87.7303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Concord have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Concord, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Concord.