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Our Genealogy Helper for Forest Green Park ...

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 Forest Green Park (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Forest Green Park. 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 Forest Green Park ...

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 Forest Green Park.

  • Typical abbreviation for Forest Green Park: Forest Grn. Park

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

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

  DirDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Forest Green Park)
  Coker   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Buhl   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Elrod   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Northport   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Echola   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ingleside Village   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Tuscaloosa   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lake Front Village   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Foster's   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sahama Village   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Alberta City   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wood Village   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Holt   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Bibb
  Egypt - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fikestown - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Blocton   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brent   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Fayette
  Bankston   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Berry   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rossland City   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belk   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kirkland   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greene
  Knoxville   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Eutaw   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  West Greene   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lizzieville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Boligee   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hale
  Moundville   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oak Village   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Akron   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sawyerville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jefferson
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  North Johns   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Adger   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kimbrell   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lamar
  Kennedy   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Millport   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hightogy   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pickens
  Gordo   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Reform   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Carrollton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Aliceville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  McShan   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beaver Town   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  McMullen   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ethelsville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pickensville   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Macedonia   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Sumter
  Panola   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gainesville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walker
  Corona   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Patton   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oakman   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lowndes (MS)
  New Hope (MS)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Forest Green Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forest Green Park.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Forest Green Park covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Geer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Caledonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dennis Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Backbone Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Romulus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hawthorne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flatwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Grants Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dunns Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Dunn Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  E The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Forest Green Park ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Green Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forest Green Park, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forest Green Park.

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>

While we didn't find Forest Green Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forest Green Park.

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

Coker   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest Green Park
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forest Green Park
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Forest Green Park
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,094 people in 2017)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Forest Green Park
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forest Green Park
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 100,287 people in 2017)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Forest Green Park
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
 
University   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forest Green Park
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forest Green Park
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Forest Green Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forest Green Park in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Forest Green Park:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lamar County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pickens County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sumter County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lowndes County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forest Green Park. 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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forest Green Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Green Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2368, Longitude: -87.7170     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Green Park 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 Forest Green Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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