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Helicon, Alabama
(Winston County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Helicon ...

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 Helicon (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 Helicon. 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 Helicon ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Helicon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Helicon, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Helicon.

Cemeteries Near Helicon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Helicon.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Church 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>

While we didn't find Helicon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Helicon.

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

Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Helicon
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Helicon
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Helicon
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Helicon
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Helicon
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Helicon
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Helicon
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Helicon
 - Marylee 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 Helicon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Helicon 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 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.

Helicon is located in Winston County.

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

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

Winston     (The home county for Helicon)
      Addison   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Helicon:

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:

Blount 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    
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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 in Helicon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Helicon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Helicon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1262, Longitude: -87.1383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Helicon 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 Helicon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Helicon.