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Nauvoo, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nauvoo ...

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 Nauvoo (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 Nauvoo. 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 Nauvoo ...

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 Nauvoo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nauvoo, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nauvoo.

Cemeteries Near Nauvoo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nauvoo.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  WNW Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beasley 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Nauvoo had a population of 85 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Nauvoo had a population of 211 people.

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

Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Nauvoo
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nauvoo
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nauvoo
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nauvoo
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nauvoo
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nauvoo
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nauvoo
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nauvoo
 - Edgil 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 Nauvoo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nauvoo 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 and 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.

Nauvoo is primarily located in Walker County. A portion of Nauvoo extends into Winston 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 Nauvoo. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Nauvoo:

Walker     (The home county for Nauvoo)
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Patton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - 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 Nauvoo:

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    
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    
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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nauvoo ...

While our initial data for Nauvoo came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Nauvoo in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Nauvoo.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Nauvoo:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Nauvoo in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Nauvoo for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Nauvoo.
      See our Misc Page for Nauvoo for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nauvoo. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Nauvoo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nauvoo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nauvoo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nauvoo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nauvoo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9891, Longitude: -87.4869     [Map].

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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 Nauvoo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nauvoo.