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Haleyville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Haleyville ...

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 Haleyville (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 Haleyville. 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 the area of Haleyville ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Haleyville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Haleyville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Haleyville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Haleyville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> of Haleyville.

Cemeteries Near Haleyville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Haleyville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  E Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  W Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Frost Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Watson 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Haleyville had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Haleyville had a population of 3,982 people.

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

Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Haleyville
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Haleyville
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Haleyville
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Haleyville
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Haleyville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Haleyville
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Haleyville
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Haleyville
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Haleyville
 - Lynn 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 Haleyville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Haleyville 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 and doctors 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.

Haleyville is primarily located in Winston County. A portion of Haleyville extends into Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Haleyville)
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Haleyville:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    
Lauderdale 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Haleyville. 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 Haleyville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haleyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2296, Longitude: -87.6215     [Map].

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

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