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Eastwood, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Eastwood ...

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 Eastwood (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 Eastwood. 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 Eastwood ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eastwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eastwood, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eastwood.

Cemeteries Near Eastwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eastwood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Brown - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reeves Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lamb 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 Eastwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Eastwood.

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

Oneonta   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eastwood
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
Chepultepec   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eastwood
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
Viola - Historic   [Map]
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eastwood
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eastwood
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eastwood
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Little Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Eastwood
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eastwood
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eastwood
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Eastwood
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Eastwood
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Caldwell 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 Eastwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eastwood 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Eastwood is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Eastwood)
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Eastwood:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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 ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Eastwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eastwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eastwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9409, Longitude: -86.4572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eastwood 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 Eastwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eastwood.