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Prospect, Alabama
(Walker County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Prospect ...

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 Prospect (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 Prospect. 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 Prospect ...

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 Prospect.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Prospect, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Prospect.

Cemeteries Near Prospect ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Prospect.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  N Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Palmers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dozier 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Prospect had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Prospect
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prospect
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prospect
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prospect
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Prospect
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prospect
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Prospect
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Prospect
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Prospect
 - Eldridge 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 Prospect. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Prospect 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.

Prospect 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 Prospect. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Prospect:

Walker     (The home county for Prospect)
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Prospect:

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:

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    
Franklin 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    
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    
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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Prospect ...

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

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 Prospect:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Prospect.
      See our Misc Page for Prospect for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prospect. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Prospect. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prospect) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prospect. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9326, Longitude: -87.4458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prospect have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Prospect, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Prospect.