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Thach, Alabama
(Walker County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Thach ...

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 Thach (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Thach. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Thach ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thach, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thach.

Cemeteries Near Thach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thach.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Thach covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

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

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

Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Thach
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thach
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thach
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Thach
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thach
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Thach
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thach
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Thach
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thach
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Thach. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thach in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast 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 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 east 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.

Thach is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Thach)
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9737, Longitude: -87.3472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Thach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thach.