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Glen Oaks, Alabama
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Our Genealogy Helper for Glen Oaks ...

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 Oaks (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 an insight into their world.

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 Oaks. 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Glen Oaks)
  Midfield   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Fairfield Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Brighton   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Dolomite   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Fairfield   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Lipscomb   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Industrial City   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Pleasant Grove   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  McDonald Chapel   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  New Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Edgewater   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Concord   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Blocton   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brierfield   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Red Hill   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  County Line   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Selfville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bangor   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jemison   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thorsby   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Colony   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bremen   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dodge City   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
  Woodland Village   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moody   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Argo   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Helena   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Indian Springs Village   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alabaster   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Maylene   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bull City   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Vance   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coaling   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cottondale   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Holt   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wood Village   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alberta City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dora   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Barney   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Creel   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Empire   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Glen Oaks ...

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

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Oaks covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valhalla Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Joley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brighton Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Highland Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Beth-El Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N George Washington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Sadlers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Virginia Mines Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Valley Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crumley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]     
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Adger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smithson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Croft Acton Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Glen Oaks ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glen Oaks.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glen Oaks, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glen Oaks.

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 Glen Oaks in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glen Oaks.

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

Collins   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Glen Oaks
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
Hillman   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glen Oaks
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
Dolomite   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glen Oaks
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
Woodward Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Glen Oaks
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
Blue Creek Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glen Oaks
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
Brickyard Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Glen Oaks
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glen Oaks
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Glen Oaks
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glen Oaks
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
Wylam   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Glen Oaks
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
Sloss   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Glen Oaks
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss 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 Oaks. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glen Oaks in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Glen Oaks:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Oaks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4562, Longitude: -86.9367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Oaks 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:

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

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