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Patton Junction, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Patton Junction ...

So far, we have found very little information about Patton Junction. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Patton Junction to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Patton Junction, please Contact Us.

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 Patton Junction (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 Patton Junction. 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.

Name Variations for Patton Junction ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Patton Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Patton Junction: Patton Jct. (or less commonly used: Patton Jctn.)

Newspapers Published in the area of Patton Junction ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Patton Junction.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Patton Junction. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Patton Junction and those printed in the larger area surrounding Patton Junction.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> of Patton Junction.

Cemeteries Near Patton Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Patton Junction.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Alta Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swindle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Palmers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beaven Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Berry City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Whitson Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cleveland 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.

While we didn't find Patton Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Patton Junction.

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

Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Patton Junction
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Patton Junction
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Patton Junction
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Patton Junction
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Patton Junction
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Patton Junction
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Patton Junction
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Patton Junction
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill 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 Patton Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Patton Junction 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Patton Junction is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Patton Junction. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Patton Junction:

Walker     (The home county for Patton Junction)
      Patton   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Corona   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Oakman   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Patton Junction:

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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Patton Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Patton Junction. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Patton Junction) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patton Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7005, Longitude: -87.4616     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Patton Junction have been estimated.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Patton Junction.