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Industrial City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Industrial City ...

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 Industrial City (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 Industrial City. 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 Industrial City ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Industrial City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Industrial City, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Industrial City.

Cemeteries Near Industrial City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Industrial City.

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

Distance &

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

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

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

Collins   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Industrial City
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
Dolomite   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Industrial City
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
Blue Creek Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Industrial City
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
Old Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Industrial City
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
Brickyard Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Industrial City
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
Woodward Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Industrial City
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Industrial City
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
McAdory   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Industrial City
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
Sloss   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Industrial City
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
Hillman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Industrial City
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
Bessemer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Industrial City
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,511 people in 2016)
 - Bessemer 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 Industrial City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Industrial City 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Industrial City)
      Dolomite   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Brighton   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Midfield   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Industrial City:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 that starts in Industrial City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Industrial City) 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 Industrial City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Industrial City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Industrial City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4440, Longitude: -86.9819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Industrial City 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 Industrial City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Industrial City.