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Joinertown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Joinertown ...

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 Joinertown (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 Joinertown. 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 Joinertown ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Joinertown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Joinertown, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Joinertown.

Cemeteries Near Joinertown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Joinertown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nabors Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Verchot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Columbiana Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ozley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Dargin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE K Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dover Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Harles Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beaver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Siluria Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Benten Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moores Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Shelby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Maylene Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gardens of Rest   [Map]     
  NNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Heaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar 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.<2>

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

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

Columbiana   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Joinertown
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,539 people in 2016)
 - Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
Longview   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Joinertown
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
Shelby Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Joinertown
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Calera   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Joinertown
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,489 people in 2016)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Joinertown
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,050 people in 2016)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Joinertown
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Joinertown
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Joinertown
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Joinertown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Joinertown 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.

Joinertown is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Joinertown)
      Columbiana   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Calera   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Helena   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Joinertown:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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 Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joinertown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2279, Longitude: -86.6828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Joinertown 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 Joinertown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Joinertown.