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West Corona, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for West Corona ...

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 West Corona (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 West Corona. 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 West Corona ...

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 West Corona.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Corona: W. Corona

Newspapers Published in West Corona ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Corona.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Corona, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Corona.

Cemeteries Near West Corona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Corona.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Beaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swindle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palmers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Berry City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whitson Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woods 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 West Corona in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of West Corona.

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

Corona   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from West Corona
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Corona
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from West Corona
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Corona
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Corona
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Corona
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Corona
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from West Corona
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service

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

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

Walker     (The home county for West Corona)
      Corona   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 West Corona:

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:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Corona. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7087, Longitude: -87.4983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Corona 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 West Corona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Corona.