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Our Genealogical Helper for Glen Allen ...

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 Glen Allen (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 Glen Allen. 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 Glen Allen ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glen Allen.

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

Cemeteries Near Glen Allen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glen Allen.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Willing 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 in 1895, Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Glen Allen had a population of 491 people.

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

Texas   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glen Allen
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glen Allen
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,468 people in 2017)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Glen Allen
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Glen Allen
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Glen Allen
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Glen Allen
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glen Allen
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Glen Allen
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,928 people in 2017)
 - Carbon Hill 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 Glen Allen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glen Allen 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 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.

Glen Allen is primarily located in Fayette County. A portion of Glen Allen extends into Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Glen Allen)
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwood Springs (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hamilton (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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, 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 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 Glen Allen:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Glen Allen ...

While our initial data for Glen Allen came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen.

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 Glen Allen:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Glen Allen in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Glen Allen for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Glen Allen.
      See our Misc Page for Glen Allen for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Glen Allen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glen Allen) 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 Glen Allen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glen Allen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Allen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9149, Longitude: -87.7415     [Map].

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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 Glen Allen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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