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Our Genealogical Helper for Pennsylvania Camp ...

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

We've added Pennsylvania Camp to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pennsylvania Camp, 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 Pennsylvania Camp (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 Pennsylvania Camp. 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 Pennsylvania Camp ...

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 Pennsylvania Camp.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pennsylvania Camp, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pennsylvania Camp.

Cemeteries Near Pennsylvania Camp ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pennsylvania Camp.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fords Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Waiting Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Prescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Heard Shoal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Dug Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swindle 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 Pennsylvania Camp in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pennsylvania Camp.

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

Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pennsylvania Camp
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pennsylvania Camp
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,014 people in 2016)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pennsylvania Camp
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pennsylvania Camp
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pennsylvania Camp
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pennsylvania Camp
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Toadvine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pennsylvania Camp
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pennsylvania Camp
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pennsylvania Camp
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads 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 Pennsylvania Camp. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pennsylvania Camp 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Pennsylvania Camp 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 Pennsylvania Camp. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pennsylvania Camp:

Walker     (The home county for Pennsylvania Camp)
      Goodsprings   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Barney   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [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   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Pennsylvania Camp:

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    
Saint Clair 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

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 Pennsylvania Camp, 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 starting from Pennsylvania Camp. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pennsylvania Camp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pennsylvania Camp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6734, Longitude: -87.2181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pennsylvania Camp have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pennsylvania Camp.