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Our Genealogical Helper for Crestview 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 Crestview 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 Crestview 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 Crestview 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 Crestview Gardens.

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

Newspapers Published in Crestview 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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crestview Gardens.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crestview Gardens, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crestview Gardens.

Cemeteries Near Crestview Gardens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crestview 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 Crestview Gardens covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Valley Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Seddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Robert Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Walkers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harkeys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Clair Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Broken Arrow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Freeze Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Branchville 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 Crestview Gardens in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Crestview Gardens.

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

Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Crestview Gardens
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Crestview Gardens
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
Eden   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Crestview Gardens
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Crestview Gardens
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Crestview Gardens
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Crestview Gardens
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Crestview Gardens
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crestview Gardens
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek 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 Crestview Gardens. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crestview 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Crestview Gardens is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Crestview Gardens)
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Cropwell   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Appalachian   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Taits Gap   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Munford   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Crestview 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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crestview Gardens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5943, Longitude: -86.2691     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crestview Gardens 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 Crestview Gardens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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