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Natis, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Natis ...

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 Natis (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 Natis. 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 Natis ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Natis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Natis, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Natis.

Cemeteries Near Natis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Natis.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  W Crossroads Church of Christ 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.<2>

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

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

Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Natis
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Natis
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Natis
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Natis
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Natis
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Natis
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Natis
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Natis
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Natis
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill 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 Natis. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Natis 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 doctors and 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.

Natis is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Natis)
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]

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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Natis:

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 Winston 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    
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    
Lamar 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 that begins in Natis. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Natis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Natis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0420, Longitude: -87.4292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Natis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Natis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Natis.