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North Riviera, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for North Riviera ...

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 North Riviera (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 North Riviera. 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 North Riviera ...

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 North Riviera.

  • Typical abbreviation for North Riviera: N. Riviera

Newspapers Published in North Riviera ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Riviera.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Riviera, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for North Riviera.

Cemeteries Near North Riviera ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Riviera.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Simpson - Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pole Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cripple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oregonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Espy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haygood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sterling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phillips Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McGee 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 North Riviera in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of North Riviera.

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

Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from North Riviera
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from North Riviera
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Riviera
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from North Riviera
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 99,543 people in 2016)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from North Riviera
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from North Riviera
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from North Riviera
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from North Riviera
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from North Riviera
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale 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 North Riviera. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North Riviera 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.

North Riviera is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for North Riviera)
      Samantha   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 North Riviera:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 that stretches from North Riviera. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Riviera) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Riviera. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4001, Longitude: -87.5672     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Riviera 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 North Riviera, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for North Riviera.