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Vincent, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Vincent ...

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 Vincent (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 Vincent. 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 Vincent ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vincent.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vincent, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vincent.

Cemeteries Near Vincent ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vincent.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Masters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arkwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Old Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Nicholls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chancellor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Childersburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rhoden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brasher 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, Vincent had a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Vincent had a population of 2,118 people.

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

East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Vincent
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Harpersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vincent
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,680 people in 2016)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vincent
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
Sterrett   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vincent
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Vincent
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 4,997 people in 2016)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
Vandiver   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vincent
 - Vandiver had a post office and railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Vincent
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Vincent
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine 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 Vincent. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vincent 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 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.

Vincent is primarily located in Shelby County. A portion of Vincent extends into Talladega County and Saint Clair 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 Vincent. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Vincent:

Shelby     (The home county for Vincent)
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Vincent:

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    
Calhoun 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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 Vincent ...

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

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 Vincent:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Vincent in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Vincent for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Vincent.
      See our Misc Page for Vincent for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vincent. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vincent

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vincent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3871, Longitude: -86.4121     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vincent 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 Vincent, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vincent.