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Our Genealogy Helper for Shawtown ...

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 Shawtown (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 Shawtown. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Shawtown is located in Bibb 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 Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

  • Bibb County     (The home county of Shawtown)
    • Burmah [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burmah
      • Burmah [Bibb County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burmah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • West Blocton [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Blocton
      • West Blocton [Bibb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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>
    • Fikestown [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fikestown
      • Fikestown [Bibb County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fikestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blocton [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton
      • Blocton [Bibb County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bucktown [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucktown
      • Bucktown [Bibb County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Corinne [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinne
      • Corinne [Bibb County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Italian Town [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Italian Town
      • Italian Town [Bibb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Italian Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Italian Town
    • Blocton Junction [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton Junction
      • Blocton Junction [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blocton Junction
    • North Bibb [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bibb
      • North Bibb [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bibb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bibb
    • Woodstock [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<3>
    • Nash Town [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nash Town
      • Nash Town [Bibb County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nash Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green Pond [Bibb County]
    • Cane Creek [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Creek
      • Cane Creek [Bibb County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chilton County
    • Jemison [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemison
      • Jemison [Chilton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jemison<3>
    • Maplesville [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplesville
      • Maplesville [Chilton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplesville<3>
    • Thorsby [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorsby
      • Thorsby [Chilton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorsby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorsby<3>
    • Clanton [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clanton
      • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<3>
  • Hale County
    • Phipps [Hale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phipps
      • Phipps [Hale County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phipps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Moundville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
      • Moundville [Hale County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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]<1> to the southwest of Shawtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<3>
    • Greensboro [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Hale County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shawtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Kimbrell [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbrell
      • Kimbrell [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimbrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbrell
    • Adger [Jefferson County]
    • North Johns [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Johns
      • North Johns [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Johns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Johns
    • McCalla [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCalla
      • McCalla [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCalla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCalla<3>
    • Greenwood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Bullard Shoals [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullard Shoals
      • Bullard Shoals [Jefferson County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullard Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hueytown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hueytown
      • Hueytown [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hueytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hueytown<3>
    • Oak Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
      • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<3>
    • New Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Village
      • New Village [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Village
    • Concord [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Brighton [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<3>
    • Industrial City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial City
      • Industrial City [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial City
  • Perry County
    • Oakmulgee [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakmulgee
      • Oakmulgee [Perry County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Shawtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakmulgee
    • Marion [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Perry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Shawtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
  • Shelby County
    • Sawmill Town [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmill Town
      • Sawmill Town [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmill Town
    • Wilton [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
      • Wilton [Shelby County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Former names for Wilton: Birmingham Junction, Bismarck, Catoosa, Woods and Woodsborough
      • Estimated population in 2019: 681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilton
    • Brantleyville [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brantleyville
      • Brantleyville [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brantleyville
    • Maylene [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maylene
      • Maylene [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maylene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maylene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maylene<3>
    • Montevallo [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montevallo
      • Montevallo [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montevallo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montevallo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montevallo<3>
    • Siluria [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siluria
      • Siluria [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siluria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siluria
    • Alabaster [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
      • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<3>
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<3>
    • Saginaw [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saginaw
      • Saginaw [Shelby County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saginaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
    • Calera [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calera
      • Calera [Shelby County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calera have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,717 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calera
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calera<3>
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<3>
    • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs Village
      • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs Village
    • Columbiana [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbiana
      • Columbiana [Shelby County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbiana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,550 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbiana<3>
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • Vance [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,654 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<3>
    • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,671 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tannehill
      • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tannehill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tannehill
    • Abernant [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abernant
      • Abernant [Tuscaloosa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abernant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abernant
    • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaling
      • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,663 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaling
    • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
      • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,848 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood<3>
    • Pearson [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearson
      • Pearson [Tuscaloosa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Shawtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
    • Kellerman [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellerman
      • Kellerman [Tuscaloosa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellerman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellerman
    • Peterson [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterson
      • Peterson [Tuscaloosa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peterson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterson
    • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottondale
      • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottondale<3>
    • Duncanville [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncanville
      • Duncanville [Tuscaloosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncanville
    • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull City
      • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull City
    • Holt [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
      • Holt [Tuscaloosa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt
  • Walker County
    • Quinton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinton
      • Quinton [Walker County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinton<3>
    • Dora [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dora
      • Dora [Walker County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Former name for Dora: Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Shawtown ...

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 Shawtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shawtown, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shawtown.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Shawtown:

  • 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 Shawtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shawtown.

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

  • Little Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Cemetery
  • Stewart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stewart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stewart Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart Cemetery
  • Kinard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kinard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kinard Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinard Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  • Hickory Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Caffee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Caffee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Caffee Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caffee Cemetery
    • John T. Thrasher Cemetery
    • Daniel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daniel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daniel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel Cemetery
    • Italian Catholic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Italian Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Italian Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Italian Catholic Cemetery
    • Shiney Rock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shiney Rock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shiney Rock Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiney Rock Cemetery
    • Banks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Banks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Banks Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks Cemetery
    • Clements Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clements Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clements Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clements Cemetery
    • Belchers Cemetery
    • Bibbville Baptist Church Cemetery

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>

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

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

  • Blocton [Bibb County] - Historic
    • While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton
    • Blocton [Bibb County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shawtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blocton had a post office and railroad service
  • Bibbville [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bibbville
    • Bibbville [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bibbville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bibbville
  • Woodstock [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 147 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<3>
  • Blocton Junction [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton Junction
    • Blocton Junction [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blocton Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blocton Junction
  • Vance [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
    • Vance [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Shawtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 96 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,654 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vance had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<3>
  • Green Pond [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pond
    • Green Pond [Bibb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 116 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Pond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Pond<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Giles [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giles
      • Giles [Bibb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Giles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Giles had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Giles
    • Scottsville [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville [Bibb County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
    • Chamblee [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblee
      • Chamblee [Tuscaloosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblee
    • Dudley [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Tuscaloosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dudley had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley
    • Boothton [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boothton
      • Boothton [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boothton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boothton had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothton
    • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tannehill
      • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tannehill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tannehill
    • Anita [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anita
      • Anita [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Anita had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anita
    • Yolande [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yolande
      • Yolande [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yolande have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Yolande had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yolande
    • Gurnee [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
      • Gurnee [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Shawtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 291 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurnee

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Bibb County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shawtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1385, Longitude: -87.1528       In this case, the coordinates for Shawtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Shawtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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