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Our Genealogy Helper for Shell ...

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 Shell (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 Shell. 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 and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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

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

Shell is located in Butler 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 Butler County: Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Monroe & Wilcox.

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

  • Butler County     (The home county of Shell)
    • Chapman [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
      • Chapman [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
    • McKenzie [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKenzie
      • McKenzie [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKenzie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKenzie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKenzie<3>
    • Georgiana [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgiana
      • Georgiana [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgiana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgiana<3>
    • Bolling [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolling
      • Bolling [Butler County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolling
    • Greenville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Butler County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Shell
      • Former name for Greenville: Buttsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Forest Home [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Home<3>
  • Coffee County
    • Pine Level [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Coffee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
    • Elba [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
      • Elba [Coffee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Former name for Elba: Bridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,811 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elba<3>
    • Kinston [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinston
      • Kinston [Coffee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 547 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinston<3>
  • Conecuh County
    • Old Town [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Conecuh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Mixonville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixonville
      • Mixonville [Conecuh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Shell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixonville
    • Centerville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Conecuh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Evergreen [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Conecuh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,526 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<3>
    • Jay Villa [Conecuh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay Villa
      • Jay Villa [Conecuh County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
    • Brooklyn [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Conecuh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Johnsonville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonville
      • Johnsonville [Conecuh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonville
    • Nymph [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nymph
      • Nymph [Conecuh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nymph
    • Ramah [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramah
      • Ramah [Conecuh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Shell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramah
    • Belleville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Conecuh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Castleberry [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleberry
      • Castleberry [Conecuh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castleberry
    • Lenox [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Conecuh County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenox<3>
    • Repton [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Repton
      • Repton [Conecuh County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Repton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Repton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Repton<3>
  • Covington County
    • Red Level [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Level
      • Red Level [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Level
    • Gantt [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gantt
      • Gantt [Covington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gantt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gantt
    • River Falls [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Falls
      • River Falls [Covington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Falls
    • Heath [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath
      • Heath [Covington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath
    • Antioch [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Covington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Andalusia [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andalusia
      • Andalusia [Covington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andalusia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andalusia<3>
    • Sanford [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
      • Sanford [Covington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Carolina [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Covington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
    • Libertyville [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libertyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Babbie [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babbie
      • Babbie [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babbie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 596 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babbie
    • Horn Hill [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn Hill
      • Horn Hill [Covington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Hill
    • Opp [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opp
      • Opp [Covington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opp<3>
    • County Line [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
      • County Line [Covington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for County Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
  • Crenshaw County
    • Merrill Mill [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill Mill
      • Merrill Mill [Crenshaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill Mill
    • Dozier [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dozier
      • Dozier [Crenshaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dozier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dozier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dozier<3>
    • Cherokee Village [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Village
      • Cherokee Village [Crenshaw County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Village
    • Honoraville [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honoraville
      • Honoraville [Crenshaw County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honoraville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honoraville
    • Rutledge [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutledge
      • Rutledge [Crenshaw County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutledge
    • Brantley [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brantley
      • Brantley [Crenshaw County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brantley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brantley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brantley<3>
    • Luverne [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luverne
      • Luverne [Crenshaw County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luverne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,744 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luverne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luverne<3>
    • Glenwood [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [Crenshaw County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<3>
    • Social Town [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Social Town
      • Social Town [Crenshaw County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Social Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Social Town
    • Highland Home [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Home
      • Highland Home [Crenshaw County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Home<3>
    • Petrey [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petrey
      • Petrey [Crenshaw County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petrey
  • Lowndes County
    • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
      • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Deposit<3>
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Shell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
    • Mosses [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosses
      • Mosses [Lowndes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Shell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosses
    • Hayneville [Lowndes County]
  • Monroe County
    • Pine Orchard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [Monroe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Orchard
    • Burnt Corn [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Corn
      • Burnt Corn [Monroe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Shell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Corn
    • Beatrice [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
      • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beatrice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beatrice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beatrice<3>
    • Monroeville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
      • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Grady [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
      • Grady [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grady<3>
    • Ramer [Montgomery County]
  • Pike County
    • Goshen [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Pike County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<3>
  • Wilcox County
    • Awin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Awin
      • Awin [Wilcox County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Awin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Awin
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
    • McWilliams [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McWilliams
      • McWilliams [Wilcox County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McWilliams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McWilliams
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill

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

Newspapers Published in Shell ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shell, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shell.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Shell:

  • 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 Shell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shell.

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

  • Riley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riley Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley Cemetery
  • Wesley Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel Cemetery
  • Macedonia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macedonia Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • South Butler Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Butler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Butler Cemetery
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    • Brushy Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brushy Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brushy Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Creek Cemetery
    • Elizabeth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elizabeth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elizabeth Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Bushfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bushfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bushfield Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushfield Cemetery
    • Hopewell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopewell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Cemetery
    • Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood Cemetery
    • Friendship Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Friendship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Friendship Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship Cemetery
    • Kervin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kervin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kervin Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Shell.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kervin Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kervin Cemetery
    • Consolation Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Consolation Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Consolation Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Shell.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Consolation Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Consolation 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.<4>

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

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

  • Shell [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell
    • Shell [Butler County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Shell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell
  • Industry [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industry
    • Industry [Butler County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Shell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Industry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industry
  • Chapman [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
    • Chapman [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
  • Oaky Streak [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaky Streak
    • Oaky Streak [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Shell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaky Streak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaky Streak
  • Georgiana [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgiana
    • Georgiana [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgiana 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: 456 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgiana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgiana<3>
  • Vera Cruz [Covington County] - Historic
    • While Vera Cruz was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vera Cruz
    • Vera Cruz [Covington County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Shell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vera Cruz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vera Cruz had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Bolling [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolling
      • Bolling [Butler County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolling 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: 30 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bolling had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolling
    • Pigeon Creek [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon Creek
      • Pigeon Creek [Butler County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Creek 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: 64 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pigeon Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon Creek
    • Garland [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Butler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garland 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: 213 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Garland had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Starlington [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starlington
      • Starlington [Butler County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Starlington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starlington
    • Red Level [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Level
      • Red Level [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Level 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: 61 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Level had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Level
    • Glasgow [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Butler County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glasgow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Wilcox [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilcox
      • Wilcox [Conecuh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilcox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilcox had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilcox
    • Cohassett [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohassett
      • Cohassett [Conecuh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cohassett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohassett
    • Leon [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Crenshaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Shell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon 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: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Shell ...

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

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 Shell:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Butler County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6013, Longitude: -86.6536       In this case, the coordinates for Shell 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>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 Shell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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