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Our Genealogical Helper for Saginaw ...

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 Saginaw (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 Saginaw. 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 Saginaw ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saginaw.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saginaw, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saginaw.

Cemeteries Near Saginaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saginaw.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ozley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Benten Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Siluria Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Harles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nabors Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Maylene Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dargin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moores Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Alabama National Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richardson - Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shelby Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Linholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Montevallo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dover Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  NNW Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]     
  SSW Session Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh - Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Verchot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE K Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Acton 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 Saginaw in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Saginaw.

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

Longview   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Saginaw
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Saginaw
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saginaw
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
Dogwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saginaw
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
Calera   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Saginaw
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,979 people in 2017)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saginaw
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saginaw
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,493 people in 2017)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saginaw
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saginaw
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 19,072 people in 2017)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Tulse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Saginaw
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
Montevallo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saginaw
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,636 people in 2017)
 - Montevallo 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 Saginaw. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saginaw 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.

Saginaw is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Saginaw)
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pearson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Saginaw:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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 Community in Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Saginaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saginaw) 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 Saginaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saginaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saginaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2162, Longitude: -86.7919     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saginaw 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:

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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 Saginaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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