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Reid's, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Reid's ...

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 Reid's (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 Reid's. 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 Reid's ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reid's.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Reid's, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Reid's.

Cemeteries Near Reid's ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Reid's.

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 Reid's covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Cain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Warrior Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Elvester Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graves Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Holston Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vandiver Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Lilly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Love Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Dorsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Narl Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guinns Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beech Grove 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Reid's had railroad service and no post office.

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

Linton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Reid's
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Reid's
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Reid's
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,192 people in 2016)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Reid's
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Reid's
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Reid's
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Reid's
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
Morris   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Reid's
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,933 people in 2016)
 - Morris 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 Reid's. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reid's 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Reid's is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Reid's)
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 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 Reid's:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
Tuscaloosa 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Reid's ...

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

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 Reid's:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Reid's.
      See our Misc Page for Reid's for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Reid's. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reid's. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8868, Longitude: -86.8483     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reid's have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Reid's, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Reid's.