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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 Little Oak Ridge Estates (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Little Oak Ridge Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Little Oak Ridge Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Little Oak Ridge Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Little Oak Ridge Estates: Little Oak Ridge Ests.

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Little Oak Ridge Estates 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 Little Oak Ridge Estates. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Little Oak Ridge Estates:

Shelby     (The home county for Little Oak Ridge Estates)
  Pelham   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Indian Springs Village   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Helena   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Alabaster   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Maylene   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Calera   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brierfield   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ashby   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  County Line   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Selfville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Red Hill   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jemison   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Thorsby   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clanton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maplesville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hollins   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hoover   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Shannon   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  New Village   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cahaba Heights   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Homewood   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Vestavia Hills   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lipscomb   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bessemer   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mason City   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mountain Brook Village   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Oakmulgee   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
  Woodland Village   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Moody   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Argo   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cropwell   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Avondale Village   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gantts Quarry   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mignon   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sylacauga   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sycamore   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bull City   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Vance   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Coaling   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pearson   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cottondale   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Holt   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dora   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Barney   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Creel   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Empire   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Little Oak Ridge Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Little Oak Ridge Estates.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Little Oak Ridge Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Croft Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Siluria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Benten Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ozley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shiloh MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Maylene Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E K Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Harles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nabors Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sadlers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smithson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Little Oak Ridge Estates ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Oak Ridge Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Little Oak Ridge Estates, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Little Oak Ridge Estates.

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.<4>

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

These communities are listed based on their distance from Little Oak Ridge Estates, with the one closest to Little Oak Ridge Estates listed first.

Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Little Oak Ridge Estates
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,744 people in 2018)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Little Oak Ridge Estates
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Little Oak Ridge Estates
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Little Oak Ridge Estates
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 19,529 people in 2018)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Little Oak Ridge Estates
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
Tulse   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Little Oak Ridge Estates
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
Longview   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Little Oak Ridge Estates
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Little Oak Ridge Estates
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
Bamford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Little Oak Ridge Estates
 - Bamford 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 Little Oak Ridge Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Little Oak Ridge Estates in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Little Oak Ridge Estates:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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 Little Oak Ridge Estates. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Oak Ridge Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Oak Ridge Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3112, Longitude: -86.7964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Oak Ridge Estates 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:

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<3>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches website.

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<4>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 Little Oak Ridge Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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