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Forkville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Forkville ...

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 Forkville (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 Forkville. 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 Forkville ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forkville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forkville, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forkville.

Cemeteries Near Forkville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forkville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  SW Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  SW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  W John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Home 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>

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

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

Pebble   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forkville
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forkville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forkville
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forkville
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Forkville
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Forkville
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forkville
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forkville
 - Natural Bridge 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 Forkville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forkville 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Winston     (The home county for Forkville)
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Forkville:

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:

Colbert 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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forkville. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Forkville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forkville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forkville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2693, Longitude: -87.5514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forkville 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 Forkville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Forkville.