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Douthrittville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Douthrittville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Douthrittville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Douthrittville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Douthrittville, please Contact Us.

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 Douthrittville (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 Douthrittville. 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 Douthrittville ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Douthrittville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Douthrittville, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Douthrittville.

Cemeteries Near Douthrittville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Douthrittville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Seven Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Crestwood Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ohatchee #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Landers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tillison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gladden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Heald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Munger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alabama City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Youngs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [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.

While we didn't find Douthrittville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Douthrittville.

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

Laney   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Douthrittville
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
Peek's Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Douthrittville
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Duke   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Douthrittville
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
Markton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Douthrittville
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Douthrittville
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
Mack - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Douthrittville
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Douthrittville
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Douthrittville
 - Grayton 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 Douthrittville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Douthrittville 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 doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Douthrittville is historic, it would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Douthrittville)
      Oak Level   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Southside   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Douthrittville:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee 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    
DeKalb 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      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Douthrittville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Douthrittville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Douthrittville) 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 Douthrittville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Douthrittville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douthrittville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8945, Longitude: -85.9361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Douthrittville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Douthrittville.