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Old Burleson, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Old Burleson ...

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 Old Burleson (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 Old Burleson. 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 Old Burleson ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Burleson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Burleson, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Old Burleson.

Cemeteries Near Old Burleson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Burleson.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Osborn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW McCarley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gober Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Halltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burntout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burnout Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Brazel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Red Bay City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bullen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patterson Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ebeneezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Childers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCurley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Newburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blue Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Chasteene Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lockridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Epps Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bennett 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 Old Burleson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Burleson.

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

Red Bay   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Old Burleson
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Site   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Old Burleson
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Burleson
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Shottsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Old Burleson
 - Shottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Old Burleson
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 2,032 people in 2016)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Eastman (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Burleson
 - Eastman had a post office and no railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Old Burleson
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Burleson
 - Rockwood 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 Old Burleson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old Burleson 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.

Old Burleson is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Old Burleson)
      Burntout   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lee (MS)
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tupelo (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Old Burleson:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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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 Old Burleson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Burleson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Burleson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4109, Longitude: -88.0367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Burleson 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Old Burleson.