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North Valley Acres, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for North Valley Acres ...

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 Valley Acres (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 Valley Acres. 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 Valley Acres ...

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 Valley Acres.

  • Typical abbreviation for North Valley Acres: N. Valley Acres

Newspapers Published in North Valley Acres ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Valley Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Valley Acres, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for North Valley Acres.

Cemeteries Near North Valley Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Valley Acres.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pole Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simpson - Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Piney Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Geer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scales Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dennis Springer 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 Valley Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of North Valley Acres.

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

Northport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from North Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from North Valley Acres
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from North Valley Acres
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from North Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 99,543 people in 2016)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from North Valley Acres
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from North Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from North Valley Acres
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from North Valley Acres
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from North Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from North Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's 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 North Valley Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North Valley Acres 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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 Valley Acres 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 Valley Acres. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to North Valley Acres:

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for North Valley Acres)
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Echola   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 North Valley Acres:

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    
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
Also see ...

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Valley Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3168, Longitude: -87.6014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Valley Acres 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 Valley Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for North Valley Acres.