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Sandtown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sandtown ...

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 Sandtown (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 Sandtown. 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 Sandtown ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sandtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sandtown, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sandtown.

Cemeteries Near Sandtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sandtown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitson Place Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sterling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oregonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berry City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cripple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spencer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Sandtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sandtown.

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

Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sandtown
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sandtown
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sandtown
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Sandtown
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sandtown
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Sandtown
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sandtown
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sandtown
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sandtown
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service

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

Sandtown is located in Tuscaloosa County.

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

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Sandtown)
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Sandtown:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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 Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sandtown. 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: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Sandtown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sandtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5901, Longitude: -87.4919     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sandtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sandtown.