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Georgena Terrace, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Georgena Terrace ...

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 Georgena Terrace (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 Georgena Terrace. 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 Georgena Terrace ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Georgena Terrace.

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

Cemeteries Near Georgena Terrace ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Georgena Terrace.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  S Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pole Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simpson - Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scales Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Garners Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Ruhama Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tabernacle 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 Georgena Terrace in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Georgena Terrace.

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

Northport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Georgena Terrace
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Georgena Terrace
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 99,543 people in 2016)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Georgena Terrace
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Georgena Terrace
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Georgena Terrace
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Georgena Terrace
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Georgena Terrace
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Georgena Terrace
 - Brookwood 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 Georgena Terrace. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Georgena Terrace 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 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.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Georgena Terrace)
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Northport   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Georgena Terrace:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Georgena Terrace. 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: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Georgena Terrace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3137, Longitude: -87.5617     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Georgena Terrace 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 Georgena Terrace, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Georgena Terrace.