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Our Genealogical Helper for East Point ...

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 East Point (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 East Point. 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 East Point ...

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 East Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for East Point: E. Point

Newspapers Published in East Point ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Point.

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

Cemeteries Near East Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of East Point.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pilgrims Rest 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 East Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of East Point.

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

Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from East Point
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from East Point
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from East Point
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from East Point
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Point
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East Point
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from East Point
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from East Point
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from East Point
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from East Point
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 498 people in 2016)
 - Garden City 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 East Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Point 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.

East Point is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for East Point)
      Cullman   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Steele   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 East Point:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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 that starts in East Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Point) 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 East Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1834, Longitude: -86.7935     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for East Point.