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Parrish, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Parrish ...

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 Parrish (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 Parrish. 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 Parrish ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Parrish.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Parrish, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Parrish.

Cemeteries Near Parrish ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Parrish.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swindle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fords Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  N New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Key Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Waiting Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Palmers 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Parrish had a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Parrish had a population of 960 people.

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

Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Parrish
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,014 people in 2016)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Parrish
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Parrish
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Parrish
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Parrish
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Parrish
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Parrish
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Parrish
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Parrish
 - Edgil 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 Parrish. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Parrish 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Parrish is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Parrish)
      Cordova   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corona   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Parrish:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Parrish. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Parrish) 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 Parrish. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parrish

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parrish. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7344, Longitude: -87.2804     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Parrish.