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Edgil, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Edgil ...

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 Edgil (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 Edgil. 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 Edgil ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Edgil.

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

Cemeteries Near Edgil ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Edgil.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  E South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Palmers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah 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, Edgil had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Gamble   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Edgil
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Edgil
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Edgil
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Edgil
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Edgil
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Edgil
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Edgil
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Edgil
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Edgil
 - Marylee 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 Edgil. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Edgil 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 hospitals 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.

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

Walker     (The home county for Edgil)
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Edgil:

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    
Morgan 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    

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Edgil ...

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

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 Edgil:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Edgil.
      See our Misc Page for Edgil for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgil. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9021, Longitude: -87.3550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgil have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edgil.