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Our Genealogy Helper for Sheffield ...

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 Sheffield (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 Sheffield. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Sheffield is located in Colbert 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 Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  • Colbert County     (The home county of Sheffield)
    • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Hill
      • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<3>
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<3>
    • Wilson Dam [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Dam
      • Wilson Dam [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Dam
    • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidsons Cross Roads
      • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidsons Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nitrate City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitrate City
      • Nitrate City [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitrate City
    • Spring Valley [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Gatesville [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesville
      • Gatesville [Colbert County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ford City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford City
      • Ford City [Colbert County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford City
    • Leighton [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<3>
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
    • Campbell Settlement [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell Settlement
      • Campbell Settlement [Colbert County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Doubleheads Village [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doubleheads Village
      • Doubleheads Village [Colbert County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doubleheads Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Franklin County
    • Russellville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<3>
    • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slickrock Ford
      • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slickrock Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belgreen [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgreen
      • Belgreen [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgreen
    • Churntown [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churntown
      • Churntown [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churntown
    • Spruce Pine [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Phil Campbell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phil Campbell
      • Phil Campbell [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phil Campbell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phil Campbell<3>
    • Burntout [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burntout
      • Burntout [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sheffield
      • Burntout has also been known as:
      • Burn Out
      • Burnout
      • Burnt Out
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burntout
    • Hodges [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Franklin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<3>
    • Red Bay [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bay
      • Red Bay [Franklin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bay<3>
    • Vina [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vina
      • Vina [Franklin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vina
  • Lauderdale County
    • Canaan [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Lauderdale County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Florence [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
      • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek
    • Green Tree [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Tree
      • Green Tree [Lauderdale County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge
      • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McGee Town [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGee Town
      • McGee Town [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGee Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGee Town
    • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
      • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Florian
    • Killen [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
      • Killen [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen<3>
    • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
    • Zip City [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zip City
      • Zip City [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zip City
    • Arnot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnot
      • Arnot [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnot
    • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach Grove
      • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Grove
    • Atlas [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlas
      • Atlas [Lauderdale County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lawrence County
    • Avoca [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
      • Avoca [Lawrence County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mehama [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mehama
      • Mehama [Lawrence County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mehama. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<3>
    • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler Dam Village
      • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler Dam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler Dam Village
    • Red Bank [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Hatton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<3>
    • North Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Courtland
      • North Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Courtland
    • Mount Hope [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Camp Spring [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Spring
      • Camp Spring [Lawrence County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Muck City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muck City
      • Muck City [Lawrence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muck City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muck City
    • Chalybeate Springs [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalybeate Springs
      • Chalybeate Springs [Lawrence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalybeate Springs
    • Hillsboro [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Lawrence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<3>
  • Limestone County
    • Lester [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Limestone County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
  • Marion County
    • Bear Creek [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Marion County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bear Creek<3>
    • Hackleburg [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackleburg
      • Hackleburg [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackleburg
  • Morgan County
    • Trinity [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Morgan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<3>
  • Winston County
    • Haleyville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haleyville
      • Haleyville [Winston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haleyville<3>
  • Tishomingo County (MS)
    • Oldham [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldham
      • Oldham [Tishomingo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
    • Iuka [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iuka
      • Iuka [Tishomingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iuka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iuka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iuka<3>
    • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tishomingo
      • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tishomingo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tishomingo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tishomingo<3>
    • Paden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden
      • Paden [Tishomingo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
    • Golden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Tishomingo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<3>
    • Burnsville [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Tishomingo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<3>
  • Giles County (TN)
    • Minor Hill [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minor Hill
      • Minor Hill [Giles County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minor Hill
  • Hardin County (TN)
    • Nixon [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixon
      • Nixon [Hardin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2014: 718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
  • Lawrence County (TN)
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City
    • Rascal Town [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rascal Town
      • Rascal Town [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rascal Town
    • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<3>
    • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Grove
      • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7,825 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Grove
    • Loretto [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
      • Loretto [Lawrence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loretto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceburg
      • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrenceburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wayne County (TN)
    • Corning [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
      • Corning [Wayne County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Collinwood [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinwood
      • Collinwood [Wayne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lutts [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lutts
      • Lutts [Wayne County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lutts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutts<3>
    • Waynesboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Wayne County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Sheffield ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sheffield.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Sheffield. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Sheffield and those printed in the larger area surrounding Sheffield.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 10 miles [16.1 km] of Sheffield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Sheffield:

  • 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
    • Stories from Mississippi
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Sheffield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sheffield.

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

  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Burton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Smith Bottom Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Bottom Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Bottom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Guy Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Jackson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Florence Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Florence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Peters Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smith Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Colbert County Memorial Gardens
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Colbert County Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Morning Star Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morning Star Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blocker Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blocker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Peters Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sheffield had a population of 2,731 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Sheffield had a population of 8,901 people.

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

  • Sheffield [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
    • Sheffield [Colbert County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,731 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<3>
  • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Sheffield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,491 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<3>
  • South Florence [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Florence
    • South Florence [Colbert County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Florence had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Florence [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,012 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
  • Mars Hill [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
    • Mars Hill [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sheffield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Spring Valley [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
    • Spring Valley [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 96 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
      • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 670 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakland [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sheffield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hunter [Colbert County] - Historic
      • While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
      • Hunter [Colbert County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sheffield
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jacksonburg [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonburg
      • Jacksonburg [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Sheffield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leighton [Colbert County]
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      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leighton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<3>
    • Smithsonia [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithsonia
      • Smithsonia [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithsonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Barton [Colbert County]
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      • Barton [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 130 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Barton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Mountain Mills [Colbert County] - Historic
      • While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Mills
      • Mountain Mills [Colbert County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Sheffield
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
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      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Littleville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sheffield. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sheffield.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sheffield ...

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

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 Sheffield:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

We have found Sheffield in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Sheffield for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sheffield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sheffield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheffield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7557, Longitude: -87.7008       In this case, the coordinates for Sheffield 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sheffield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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