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Delmar, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Delmar ...

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 Delmar (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 Delmar. 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 Delmar ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Delmar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Delmar, 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 Delmar.

Cemeteries Near Delmar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Delmar.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  N Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  S Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dime 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Delmar had a post office and railroad service.

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

Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Delmar
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Delmar
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Delmar
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Delmar
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Delmar
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Delmar
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Delmar
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Delmar
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Delmar
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Delmar
 - Ashbank 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 Delmar. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Delmar 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Delmar 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 Delmar. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Delmar:

Winston     (The home county for Delmar)
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   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   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - 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 Delmar:

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    
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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Delmar ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Delmar:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Delmar.
      See our Misc Page for Delmar for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Delmar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Delmar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delmar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1703, Longitude: -87.6066     [Map].

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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 Delmar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Delmar.