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Tulse, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tulse ...

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 Tulse (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 Tulse. 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 Tulse ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tulse.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tulse, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tulse.

Cemeteries Near Tulse ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tulse.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Maylene Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Benten Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Siluria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smithson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Boothton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  SSW Linholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW George Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Higganbotham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ozley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sadlers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alabama National Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moores Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Camp Branch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW McKensey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nabors Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Dargin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bucksville Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

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

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

Bamford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tulse
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tulse
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tulse
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tulse
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,673 people in 2016)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tulse
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tulse
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
Gurnee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tulse
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
Boothton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tulse
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tulse. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tulse 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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

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

Tulse is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Tulse)
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tulse ...

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

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 Tulse:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tulse.
      See our Misc Page for Tulse for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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' distance that stretches from Tulse. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tulse) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tulse. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2451, Longitude: -86.9028     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tulse have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tulse, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tulse.