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Our Genealogical Helper for Monte Bello Estates ...

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 Monte Bello 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 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 Monte Bello 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 Monte Bello 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 Monte Bello Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Monte Bello Estates: Monte Bello Ests.

Newspapers Published in Monte Bello 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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Monte Bello Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Monte Bello Estates, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Monte Bello Estates.

Cemeteries Near Monte Bello Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Monte Bello 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 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 Monte Bello Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bass 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 Monte Bello Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Monte Bello Estates.

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

Brompton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Monte Bello Estates
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Monte Bello Estates
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 12,031 people in 2017)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Monte Bello Estates
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Monte Bello Estates
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Monte Bello Estates
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,827 people in 2017)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Monte Bello Estates
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Monte Bello Estates
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Monte Bello Estates
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Monte Bello Estates
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,268 people in 2017)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Vandiver   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Monte Bello Estates
 - Vandiver 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 Monte Bello Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Monte Bello Estates 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Monte Bello Estates is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Monte Bello Estates)
      Moody   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Acmar   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Appalachian   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Monte Bello Estates:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair 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 starting in Monte Bello Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Monte Bello Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monte Bello Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5918, Longitude: -86.4883     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monte Bello 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>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 Monte Bello Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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