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Sandusky, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sandusky ...

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 Sandusky (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 Sandusky. 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 Sandusky ...

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 191 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sandusky.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sandusky, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sandusky.

Cemeteries Near Sandusky ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sandusky.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW George Washington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crumley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bivens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Glasgow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Cardiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Joley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Valhalla Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brighton Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Highland Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Linns Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maben Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Beth-El Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bagley Bend 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>

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

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

Ensley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sandusky
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sandusky
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
Wylam   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sandusky
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Sandusky
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sandusky
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sandusky
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sandusky
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
Brookside   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sandusky
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,323 people in 2016)
 - Brookside 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 Sandusky. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sandusky 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 northwest 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 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.

Sandusky is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Sandusky)
      Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Pratt City   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Forestdale   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Docena   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      McDonald Chapel   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Minor   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scarlet Town   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Sandusky:

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 Jefferson 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sandusky ...

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

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 Sandusky:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sandusky.
      See our Misc Page for Sandusky for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandusky. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5498, Longitude: -86.9003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandusky 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 Sandusky, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sandusky.