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Manchester, Alabama
(Walker County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Manchester ...

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 Manchester (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 Manchester. 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 Manchester ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Manchester.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Manchester, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Manchester.

Cemeteries Near Manchester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Manchester.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Oak 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.<3>

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

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

South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Manchester
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Manchester
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Manchester
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Manchester
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Manchester
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Manchester
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Manchester
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Manchester
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley 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 Manchester. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Manchester 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.

Manchester is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Manchester)
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Manchester:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount 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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 starting from Manchester. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Manchester) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9065, Longitude: -87.3014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manchester 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 Manchester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Manchester.