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Holly Pond, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Holly Pond ...

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 Holly Pond (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 Holly Pond. 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 Holly Pond ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Holly Pond.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Holly Pond, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Holly Pond.

Cemeteries Near Holly Pond ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Holly Pond.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Grove 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, Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Holly Pond had a population of 815 people.

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

Walter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Holly Pond
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Holly Pond
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,694 people in 2016)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Holly Pond
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Holly Pond
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Holly Pond
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Holly Pond
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Holly Pond
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Holly Pond
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs 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 Holly Pond. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Holly Pond 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Holly Pond is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Holly Pond)
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Holly Pond:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Holly Pond ...

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

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 Holly Pond:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Holly Pond in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Holly Pond for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Holly Pond.
      See our Misc Page for Holly Pond for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Holly Pond. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holly Pond) 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 Holly Pond. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Holly Pond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holly Pond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1699, Longitude: -86.6125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holly Pond 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 Holly Pond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Holly Pond.