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Our Genealogical Helper for Fultondale ...

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 Fultondale (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 Fultondale. 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 Fultondale ...

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 194 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fultondale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fultondale, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fultondale.

Cemeteries Near Fultondale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fultondale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bivens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Crumley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cardiff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW George Washington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glasgow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Narl Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Linns Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove 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 Fultondale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fultondale.

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

Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Fultondale
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
New Castle   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fultondale
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fultondale
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fultondale
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Fultondale
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fultondale
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fultondale
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fultondale
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Brookside   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fultondale
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2017)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fultondale
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service

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

Fultondale is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Fultondale)
      New Castle   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tarrant   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vulcan City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Zion City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Watson   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Scarlet Town   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Argo   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Fultondale:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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 within Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fultondale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fultondale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fultondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6176, Longitude: -86.8016     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fultondale 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 Fultondale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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