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Dogtown, Alabama
(Walker County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dogtown ...

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 Dogtown (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 Dogtown. 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 Dogtown ...

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 Dogtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dogtown, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dogtown.

Cemeteries Near Dogtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dogtown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  E Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E King Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Chapel 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 Dogtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dogtown.

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

Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dogtown
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Dogtown
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dogtown
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dogtown
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Dogtown
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dogtown
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Dogtown
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Dogtown
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dogtown
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dogtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dogtown 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 doctors 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.

Dogtown is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Dogtown)
      Kansas   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Dogtown:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount 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    
Jefferson 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       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 Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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' distance starting from Dogtown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dogtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dogtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9482, Longitude: -87.5667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dogtown 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 Dogtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dogtown.