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Our Genealogical Helper for Olland ...

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 Olland (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 Olland. 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 Olland ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Olland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Olland, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Olland.

Cemeteries Near Olland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Olland.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Blocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Key Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bickley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW George Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rand Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Leigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson 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 Olland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Olland.

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

Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Olland
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,025 people in 2016)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Olland
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Olland
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,434 people in 2016)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Olland
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 39,959 people in 2016)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Olland
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Olland
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Olland
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Olland
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 591 people in 2016)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Olland
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Olland
 - Leighton 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 Olland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Olland 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 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.

Olland is located in Colbert County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Colbert     (The home county for Olland)
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Lawrence
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Winston
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Olland:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin 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    
Limestone 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7595, Longitude: -87.6759     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Olland 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 Olland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Olland.