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Maple Forks, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Maple Forks ...

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 Maple Forks (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 Maple Forks. 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 Maple Forks ...

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 Maple Forks.

  • Typical abbreviation for Maple Forks: Maple Frks.

Newspapers Published in Maple Forks ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maple Forks.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Maple Forks, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Maple Forks.

Cemeteries Near Maple Forks ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maple Forks.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campground 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 Maple Forks in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Maple Forks.

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

Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Maple Forks
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Maple Forks
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Maple Forks
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Maple Forks
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Maple Forks
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Maple Forks
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Maple Forks
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Maple Forks
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Maple Forks
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Maple Forks
 - Trimble 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 Maple Forks. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Maple Forks 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 doctors 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.

Maple Forks is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Maple Forks)
      West Point   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Maple Forks:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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' distance starting in Maple Forks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Maple Forks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maple Forks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2126, Longitude: -87.0245     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Maple Forks 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 Maple Forks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Maple Forks.