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Cospers Bend, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cospers Bend ...

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 Cospers Bend (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Cospers Bend. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

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

Name Variations for Cospers Bend ...

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

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

  • Typical abbreviation for Cospers Bend: Cospers Bnd.
  • While the name of this community is Cospers Bend, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Cospers Bend may originally have been Cosper's Bend.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Cospers Bend might be written as Cosper Bend.

Newspapers Published in Cospers Bend ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cospers Bend.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cospers Bend, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cospers Bend.

Cemeteries Near Cospers Bend ...

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

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Cospers Bend covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Chancellor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Wilsonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Kahatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Childersburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rhoden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Heaslet Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nicholls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arkwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Masters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Heaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Farr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ft. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Odena Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hubbard 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 Cospers Bend in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cospers Bend.

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

Harpersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Cospers Bend
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,680 people in 2016)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
Wilsonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cospers Bend
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,987 people in 2016)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Cospers Bend
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 4,997 people in 2016)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Cospers Bend
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Zubers   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cospers Bend
 - Zubers had a post office and no railroad service
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Cospers Bend
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cospers Bend
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Talladega Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Cospers Bend
 - Talladega Springs 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 Cospers Bend. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cospers Bend in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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.

Cospers Bend is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Cospers Bend)
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cahaba Landing   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cospers Bend. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Cospers Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cospers Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cospers Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2776, Longitude: -86.4311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cospers Bend 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 Cospers Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cospers Bend.