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Englewood, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Englewood ...

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 Englewood (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 Englewood. 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 Englewood ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Englewood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Englewood, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Englewood.

Cemeteries Near Englewood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Englewood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Little Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hulls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duncanville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sylvan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jones - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carthage Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE South Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  W Grants Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garners Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hawthorne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shirley 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, Englewood had railroad service and no post office.

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

Hull   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Englewood
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Englewood
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Englewood
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Englewood
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Englewood
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Englewood
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 99,543 people in 2016)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Englewood
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Englewood
 - Powers 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 Englewood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Englewood 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 hospitals and 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.

Englewood is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Englewood)
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Englewood:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Englewood ...

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

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 Englewood:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Englewood.
      See our Misc Page for Englewood for more information.

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About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Englewood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Englewood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Englewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1118, Longitude: -87.5597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Englewood 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 Englewood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Englewood.