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DeFoor, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for DeFoor ...

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 DeFoor (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 DeFoor. 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 DeFoor ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around DeFoor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of DeFoor, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for DeFoor.

Cemeteries Near DeFoor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of DeFoor.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  W Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  SSW Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mars Hill Community Church 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 DeFoor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of DeFoor.

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

Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from DeFoor
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from DeFoor
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from DeFoor
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from DeFoor
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from DeFoor
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from DeFoor
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from DeFoor
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from DeFoor
 - Double 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 DeFoor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring DeFoor in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

DeFoor is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for DeFoor)
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 DeFoor:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for DeFoor. 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 DeFoor. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- DeFoor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in DeFoor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2207, Longitude: -87.5678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for DeFoor 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 DeFoor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for DeFoor.