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Our Genealogy Helper for Longleaf ...

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 Longleaf (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 Longleaf. 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.

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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Longleaf)
  Vestavia Hills   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Cahaba Heights   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hoover   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Mountain Brook Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mountain Brook   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Homewood   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  English Village   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Mason City   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shannon   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cahaba Landing   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Marks Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brierfield   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ashby   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  County Line   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Selfville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Red Hill   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jemison   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Thorsby   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clanton   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Colony   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
  Woodland Village   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Moody   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Argo   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cropwell   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Indian Springs Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Helena   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Alabaster   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gantts Quarry   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Colony   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mignon   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sylacauga   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bull City   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vance   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coaling   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dora   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barney   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Creel   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Empire   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Goodsprings   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Longleaf ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Longleaf.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Croft Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bryan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]     
  SSW Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE K Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valhalla Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brighton Memorial Gardens   [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 Longleaf in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Longleaf.

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

Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Longleaf
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Longleaf
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
Bridgeton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Longleaf
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Longleaf
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Longleaf
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,744 people in 2018)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Longleaf
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 209,880 people in 2018)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Longleaf
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Longleaf
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Longleaf
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
Avondale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Longleaf
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Longleaf
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn 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 Longleaf. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Longleaf in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Longleaf:

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 Jefferson 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



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby 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 Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Longleaf) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Longleaf. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4196, Longitude: -86.7583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Longleaf 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>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 Longleaf, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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