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Falls City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Falls City ...

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 Falls City (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 Falls City. 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 Falls City ...

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 Falls City.

  • While the name of this community is Falls City, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Falls City may originally have been Fall's City.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Falls City might be written as Fall City.

Newspapers Published in Falls City ...

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 Falls City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Falls City, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Falls City.

Cemeteries Near Falls City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Falls City.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Church 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 Falls City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Falls City.

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

Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Falls City
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Falls City
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Falls City
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Falls City
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Falls City
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Falls City
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Falls City
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Falls City
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo 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 Falls City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Falls City 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.

Falls City is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Falls City)
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Falls City:

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 Winston 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    
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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance from Falls City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Falls City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Falls City. 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 Falls City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Falls City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0243, Longitude: -87.2828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Falls City 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 Falls City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Falls City.