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Seloca, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Seloca ...

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 Seloca (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 Seloca. 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 Seloca ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seloca.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Seloca, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Seloca.

Cemeteries Near Seloca ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seloca.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Warrior Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Cain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elvester Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holston Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Narl Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Vandiver Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Lilly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Love Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graves Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Old Compton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

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

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

Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Seloca
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
Linton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seloca
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
Morris   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Seloca
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,933 people in 2016)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Seloca
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
Bradford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Seloca
 - Bradford had a post office and railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Seloca
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Seloca
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
Selfville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Seloca
 - Selfville had a post office and no railroad service
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Seloca
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seloca
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads 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 Seloca. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seloca 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 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.

Seloca 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 Seloca. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Seloca:

Jefferson     (The home county for Seloca)
      Warrior   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Castle   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Seloca:

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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Seloca. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Seloca. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Seloca) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seloca. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7987, Longitude: -86.8211     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seloca 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seloca.