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Oneonta, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oneonta ...

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 Oneonta (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 Oneonta. 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 the area of Oneonta ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oneonta.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Oneonta. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Oneonta and those printed in the larger area surrounding Oneonta.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> of Oneonta.

Cemeteries Near Oneonta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oneonta.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Oakhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Brown - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Reeves Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lamb 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 in 1895, Oneonta had a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Oneonta had a population of 6,699 people.

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

Champion   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oneonta
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
Chepultepec   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oneonta
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oneonta
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Little Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oneonta
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
Viola - Historic   [Map]
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oneonta
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oneonta
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Oneonta
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Oneonta
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oneonta
 - Clarence 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 Oneonta. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oneonta 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Oneonta is located in Blount County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Oneonta)
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Oneonta:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oneonta ...

While our initial data for Oneonta came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Oneonta 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 Oneonta.

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 Oneonta:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
We have found Oneonta in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Oneonta for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Oneonta.
      See our Misc Page for Oneonta for more information.

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About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Oneonta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oneonta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oneonta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oneonta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oneonta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9482, Longitude: -86.4724     [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 Oneonta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oneonta.