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Saint Clair Forest, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Saint Clair Forest ...

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 Saint Clair Forest (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Saint Clair Forest. 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.

Name Variations for Saint Clair Forest ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Saint Clair Forest.

  • Typical abbreviation for Saint Clair Forest: St. Clair Frst.

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 hospitals and 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.

Saint Clair Forest is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Saint Clair Forest)
  Acmar   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Moody   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Woodland Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Argo   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Springville   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Avondale Village   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pell City   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Straight Mountain   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Selfville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Appalachian   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Highland Lake   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  County Line   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oneonta   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bruner - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Boozer - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eastaboga   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ohatchee   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bynum   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beasley - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cochran Springs   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bera - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clark - Historic   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cobb Town   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chambers Springs   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hollins   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Colony   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dodge City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  White City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bremen   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Attalla   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Southside   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pilgrims Rest   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ivalee   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rainbow City   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Egypt   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Alabama City   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Breakstone Village   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  East Trussville - Historic   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Trussville   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Scott City   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cahaba Village   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lola City   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ayres   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Clay   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alton   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grayson Valley   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Chalkville   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Vandiver   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sterrett   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Vincent   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Westover   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harpersville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Indian Springs Village   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Colony   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Windsong Island   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Talladega   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Abihka - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sycamore   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Creel   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Empire   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dora   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sipsey   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barney   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Saint Clair Forest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint Clair Forest.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Saint Clair Forest covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Saint Clair Forest ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Clair Forest.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saint Clair Forest, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saint Clair Forest.

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 Saint Clair Forest in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Saint Clair Forest.

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

Moody   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Saint Clair Forest
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
Brompton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Saint Clair Forest
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saint Clair Forest
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,268 people in 2017)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Saint Clair Forest
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saint Clair Forest
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 12,031 people in 2017)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Saint Clair Forest
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,760 people in 2017)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Saint Clair Forest
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,827 people in 2017)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saint Clair Forest
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Saint Clair Forest. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saint Clair Forest in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Saint Clair Forest:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Saint Clair 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Clair Forest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Clair Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6140, Longitude: -86.4792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Clair Forest 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 Saint Clair Forest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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