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Our Genealogy Helper for Samantha ...

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 Samantha (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 Samantha. 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.

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 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.

Samantha is located in Tuscaloosa County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

  • Tuscaloosa County     (The home county of Samantha)
    • Lake Front Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Front Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Front Village
      • Lake Front Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Front Village
    • Echola [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echola have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echola
      • Echola [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echola
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
      • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<3>
    • Wood Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Village
      • Wood Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Village
    • Northport [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northport
      • Northport [Tuscaloosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<3>
    • Holt [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
      • Holt [Tuscaloosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt
    • Buhl [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buhl have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buhl
      • Buhl [Tuscaloosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buhl
    • Alberta City [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta City
      • Alberta City [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta City
    • Ingleside Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside Village
      • Ingleside Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside Village
    • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscaloosa
      • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscaloosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscaloosa<3>
    • University [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for University. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University
    • Elrod [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elrod have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elrod
      • Elrod [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elrod
  • Bibb County
    • Blocton Junction [Bibb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton Junction
      • Blocton Junction [Bibb County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blocton Junction
    • Green Pond [Bibb County]
    • North Bibb [Bibb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bibb have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bibb
      • North Bibb [Bibb County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bibb
    • Woodstock [Bibb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<3>
    • West Blocton [Bibb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Blocton
      • West Blocton [Bibb County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Blocton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Blocton<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Berry [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
      • Berry [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry<3>
    • Bankston [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bankston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bankston
    • Ashcraft Corner [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashcraft Corner
      • Ashcraft Corner [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashcraft Corner
    • Rossland City [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossland City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossland City
      • Rossland City [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossland City
    • Fayette [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
    • Old Town [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Fayette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Belk [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belk have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belk
      • Belk [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belk
    • Glen Allen [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
      • Glen Allen [Fayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
  • Greene County
    • Union [Greene County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Greene County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Hale County
    • Moundville [Hale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
      • Moundville [Hale County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,459 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundville<3>
    • Akron [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
      • Akron [Hale County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Oak Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Jefferson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Toadvine [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toadvine
      • Toadvine [Jefferson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toadvine
    • Adger [Jefferson County]
    • North Johns [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Johns have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Johns
      • North Johns [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Johns
    • Rock Creek [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Hueytown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hueytown
      • Hueytown [Jefferson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hueytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hueytown<3>
    • Sylvan Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvan Springs
      • Sylvan Springs [Jefferson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvan Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvan Springs<3>
    • McCalla [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCalla have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCalla
      • McCalla [Jefferson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCalla<3>
    • West Jefferson [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
    • Maytown [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maytown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maytown
      • Maytown [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maytown
    • Pleasant Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Jefferson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Grove<3>
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
      • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<3>
  • Lamar County
    • Kennedy [Lamar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Lamar County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Millport [Lamar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<3>
    • Vernon [Lamar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Lamar County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<3>
  • Marion County
    • Winfield [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,519 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Gu-Win [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gu-Win
      • Gu-Win [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gu-Win
  • Pickens County
    • Gordo [Pickens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
      • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,614 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo<3>
    • Reform [Pickens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<3>
    • Stansel [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stansel
      • Stansel [Pickens County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stansel
    • Carrollton [Pickens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Pickens County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
      • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
    • McMullen [Pickens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullen
      • McMullen [Pickens County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullen
    • Aliceville [Pickens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aliceville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliceville
      • Aliceville [Pickens County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliceville<3>
    • Pickensville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville
      • Pickensville [Pickens County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville
  • Walker County
    • Corona [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona
      • Corona [Walker County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona
    • Patton Junction [Walker County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Patton Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patton Junction
      • Patton Junction [Walker County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Samantha
    • Patton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patton
      • Patton [Walker County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patton
    • Oakman [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
      • Oakman [Walker County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman<3>
    • Goodsprings [Walker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodsprings have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodsprings
      • Goodsprings [Walker County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodsprings
    • Parrish [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
      • Parrish [Walker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish
    • Townley [Walker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townley
      • Townley [Walker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townley
    • America [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for America
      • America [Walker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Samantha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on America
    • Carbon Hill [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon Hill
      • Carbon Hill [Walker County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,892 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbon Hill<3>
    • Kansas [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
      • Kansas [Walker County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas
    • Cordova [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Walker County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<3>
    • Eldridge [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldridge
      • Eldridge [Walker County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldridge<3>

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Samantha:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Samantha ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Samantha.

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

  • Arbor Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arbor Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Winters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Winters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pole Bridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pole Bridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • McGuire Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McGuire Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Harkey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harkey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Holly Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Prewitt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prewitt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Prewitte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Prewitte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Simpson - Cain Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Simpson - Cain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Philadelphia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Philadelphia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nazareth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nazareth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cowden Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cowden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Friendship Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Friendship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bone Camp Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bone Camp Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<5>

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

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

  • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samantha
    • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Samantha
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
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  • New Lexington [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Lexington
    • New Lexington [Tuscaloosa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Wiley [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiley
    • Wiley [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Samantha
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Moore's Bridge [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore's Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore's Bridge
    • Moore's Bridge [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coker had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<3>
  • Northport [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northport
    • Northport [Tuscaloosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 413 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,115 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Northport had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<3>
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    • Newtonville [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtonville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtonville
      • Newtonville [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Samantha
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscaloosa
      • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,215 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101,129 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscaloosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscaloosa<3>
    • University [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for University. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Samantha
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, University had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Lubbub [Pickens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lubbub have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Lubbub [Pickens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Berry [Fayette County]
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      • Berry [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,095 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Berry had railroad service and no post office
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry<3>
    • Bankston [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bankston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bankston had a post office and railroad service
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    • Alta [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alta have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta
      • Alta [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Samantha
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alta had railroad service and no post office
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    • Gordo [Pickens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
      • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Samantha
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,614 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo<3>
    • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottondale
      • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Samantha
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 420 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottondale<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Samantha. See our List of 1890's Communities around Samantha.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Samantha ...

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

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 Samantha:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Samantha. See our Misc Page for Samantha for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Samantha) 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 Samantha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Samantha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Samantha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4205, Longitude: -87.6045    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Samantha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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