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Garden City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Garden 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 Garden 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 Garden 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.

Newspapers Published in Garden 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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Garden City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Garden City, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Garden City.

Cemeteries Near Garden City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Garden 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 Garden City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Guinns Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Graves Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Brown - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valley Springs 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Garden City had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Garden City had a population of 498 people.

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

Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Garden City
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Garden City
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Garden City
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Garden City
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Garden City
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Garden City
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Garden City
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
Adville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Garden City
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Garden City
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Garden City
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,694 people in 2016)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Little Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Garden City
 - Little Warrior 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 Garden City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Garden 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Garden City is primarily located in Cullman County. A portion of Garden City extends into Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Garden City)
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Garden City, see our County-by-County Page for Garden 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 - although 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 Garden 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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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      
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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Garden City ...

While our initial data for Garden City came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Garden City in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Garden City.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Garden City:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Garden City in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Garden City for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Garden City.
      See our Misc Page for Garden City for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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 stretches from Garden City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Garden City) 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 Garden 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 Garden City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garden City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0167, Longitude: -86.7489     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garden 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 Garden City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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