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Our Genealogical Helper for Phil Campbell ...

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 Phil Campbell (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 Phil Campbell. 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 the area of Phil Campbell ...

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 Phil Campbell.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Phil Campbell. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Phil Campbell and those printed in the larger area surrounding Phil Campbell.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> of Phil Campbell.

Cemeteries Near Phil Campbell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Phil Campbell.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McWright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pounders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moorman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Cedar Tree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burnt House Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  SE New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cochran Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Friendship 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 Phil Campbell in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Phil Campbell.

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

Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Phil Campbell
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Phil Campbell
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Phil Campbell
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Phil Campbell
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Phil Campbell
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Phil Campbell
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Phil Campbell
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Phil Campbell
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Phil Campbell
 - Pebble 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 Phil Campbell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Phil Campbell 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Phil Campbell is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Phil Campbell)
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Phil Campbell:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Phil Campbell. 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 starts in Phil Campbell. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Phil Campbell) 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 Phil Campbell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Phil Campbell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phil Campbell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3510, Longitude: -87.7060     [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 Phil Campbell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Phil Campbell.