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Faulkner Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Faulkner Ford ...

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 Faulkner Ford (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 Faulkner Ford. 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 Faulkner Ford ...

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 Faulkner Ford.

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

Cemeteries Near Faulkner Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Faulkner Ford.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Oakhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Brown - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Curl 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 Faulkner Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Faulkner Ford.

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

Oneonta   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Faulkner Ford
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Faulkner Ford
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Faulkner Ford
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Champion   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Faulkner Ford
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Faulkner Ford
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Chepultepec   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Faulkner Ford
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Faulkner Ford
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Faulkner Ford
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Faulkner Ford
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty 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 Faulkner Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Faulkner Ford 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 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.

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

Blount     (The home county for Faulkner Ford)
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Oneonta   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Faulkner Ford:

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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...

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About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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' distance that begins in Faulkner Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Faulkner Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Faulkner Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0012, Longitude: -86.4903     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Faulkner Ford 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 Faulkner Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Faulkner Ford.