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Parkdale, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Parkdale ...

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 Parkdale (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 Parkdale. 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 Parkdale ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Parkdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Parkdale, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Parkdale.

Cemeteries Near Parkdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Parkdale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hollins Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Summer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewartville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kellyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rising Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Doctor Kellys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Comers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grimes Chapel 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 Parkdale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Parkdale.

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

Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Parkdale
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Hollins   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Parkdale
 - 1895 population of 422 people
 - Hollins had a post office and railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Parkdale
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,324 people in 2016)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Stewartville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Parkdale
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Stewartville had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Parkdale
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Parkdale
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 197 people in 2016)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Oldfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Parkdale
 - Oldfield had a post office and no railroad service
Crewsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Parkdale
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville 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 Parkdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Parkdale 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 doctors and 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.

Parkdale is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Parkdale)
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 Parkdale:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore 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    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0979, Longitude: -86.1122     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkdale 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 Parkdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Parkdale.