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Kirkland, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Kirkland ...

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 Kirkland (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 Kirkland. 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 Kirkland ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kirkland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kirkland, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kirkland.

Cemeteries Near Kirkland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kirkland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Temple Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Colvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Oakes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fayette City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wesleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill 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 Kirkland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kirkland.

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

Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Kirkland
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Kirkland
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kirkland
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,531 people in 2016)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kirkland
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kirkland
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kirkland
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Kirkland
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kirkland
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,896 people in 2016)
 - Vernon 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 Kirkland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kirkland 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 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.

Kirkland is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Kirkland)
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 either 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 Kirkland:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kirkland. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Kirkland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kirkland) 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 Kirkland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kirkland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirkland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8028, Longitude: -87.8963     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kirkland.