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Phillips, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Phillips ...

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

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

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 Phillips.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Phillips, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Phillips.

Cemeteries Near Phillips ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Phillips.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hood 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 Phillips in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Phillips.

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

Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Phillips
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 681 people in 2016)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Phillips
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Phillips
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Phillips
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Phillips
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
Alice   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Phillips
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Phillips
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Phillips
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs 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 Phillips. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Phillips 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Phillips is historic, it would have been located within present day Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Phillips)
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Altoona   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 Phillips:

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Alabama Community

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phillips. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0723, Longitude: -86.3147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Phillips have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Phillips.