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Verlie, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Verlie ...

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 Verlie (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 Verlie. 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 Verlie ...

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 Verlie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Verlie, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Verlie.

Cemeteries Near Verlie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Verlie.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ozley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Siluria Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Benten Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Maylene Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nabors Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moores Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dargin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Alabama National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Linholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richardson - Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shelby Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  SSW Montevallo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Session Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Shiloh - Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jefferson Garden of Memories   [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>

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

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

Longview   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Verlie
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Verlie
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Verlie
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
Dogwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Verlie
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
Calera   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Verlie
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,489 people in 2016)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Verlie
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Verlie
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Verlie
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,673 people in 2016)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Tulse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Verlie
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
Montevallo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Verlie
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,723 people in 2016)
 - Montevallo 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 Verlie. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Verlie 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Verlie 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 Verlie. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Verlie:

Shelby     (The home county for Verlie)
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Alabaster   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 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 Verlie:

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:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Clay 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    
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Verlie. 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Verlie. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Verlie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Verlie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2132, Longitude: -86.8019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Verlie 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 Verlie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Verlie.