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Eldridge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Eldridge ...

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 Eldridge (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 Eldridge. 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 Eldridge ...

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 Eldridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eldridge, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eldridge.

Cemeteries Near Eldridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eldridge.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vaughn 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Eldridge had a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Eldridge had a population of 127 people.

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

Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eldridge
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Eldridge
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eldridge
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Eldridge
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eldridge
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Eldridge
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eldridge
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eldridge
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Eldridge
 - Gold Mine 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 Eldridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eldridge 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.

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

Walker     (The home county for Eldridge)
      Kansas   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Eldridge:

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Eldridge ...

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

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 Eldridge:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Eldridge in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Eldridge for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Eldridge.
      See our Misc Page for Eldridge for more information.

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 Eldridge. 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Eldridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eldridge) 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 Eldridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eldridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eldridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9228, Longitude: -87.6192     [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 Eldridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eldridge.