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Twin Lake Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Twin Lake Estates ...

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 Twin Lake Estates (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 Twin Lake Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Twin Lake Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Twin Lake Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Twin Lake Estates: Twin Lk. Ests.

Newspapers Published in Twin Lake Estates ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twin Lake Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twin Lake Estates, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Twin Lake Estates.

Cemeteries Near Twin Lake Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Twin Lake Estates.

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 Twin Lake Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [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 Twin Lake Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Twin Lake Estates.

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

Moody   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Twin Lake Estates
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
Brompton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Twin Lake Estates
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Twin Lake Estates
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Twin Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,213 people in 2016)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Twin Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,743 people in 2016)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
Branchville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Twin Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Twin Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,422 people in 2016)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Twin Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,940 people in 2016)
 - Leeds 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 Twin Lake Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twin Lake Estates 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 hospitals and 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.

Twin Lake Estates is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Twin Lake Estates)
      Acmar   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Moody   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Twin Lake Estates:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega 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 Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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 ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.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 starting in Twin Lake Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Twin Lake Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Lake Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6223, Longitude: -86.4667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Lake Estates 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 Twin Lake Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Twin Lake Estates.