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Parkwood, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Parkwood ...

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 Parkwood (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 Parkwood. 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 Parkwood ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Parkwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Parkwood, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Parkwood.

Cemeteries Near Parkwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Parkwood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Westview Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lloyds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Anniston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Halls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oxford Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gladden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Oconee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whites Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Plum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williamson - Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jacksonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Seven Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Creswell 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 Parkwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Parkwood.

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

Leatherwood   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Parkwood
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
Blue Mountain   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Parkwood
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
Oxanna   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Parkwood
 - 1895 population of 748 people
 - Oxanna had a post office and railroad service
Anniston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Parkwood
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,112 people in 2016)
 - Anniston had a post office and railroad service
Bera - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Parkwood
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
Eulaton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Parkwood
 - Eulaton had a post office and no railroad service
Peaceburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Parkwood
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
Alexandria   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Parkwood
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria 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 Parkwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Parkwood 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 and doctors 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.

Parkwood is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Parkwood)
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Saks   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Cobb Town   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Parkwood:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee 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    
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      
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    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Parkwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parkwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6904, Longitude: -85.8644     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkwood 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 Parkwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Parkwood.