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West Wellington, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for West Wellington ...

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 Wellington (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 Wellington. 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 Wellington ...

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 Wellington.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Wellington: W. Wellington

Newspapers Published in West Wellington ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Wellington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Wellington, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Wellington.

Cemeteries Near West Wellington ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gladden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Seven Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Anniston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Halls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Munger Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jacksonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ohatchee #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Landers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lloyds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE McCain's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Westview Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whites Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Community Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Wellborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Heald 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>

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

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

Duke   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Wellington
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Wellington
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Wellington
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
Peek's Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Wellington
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Wellington
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
Alexandria   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Wellington
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
Mack - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Wellington
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
Peaceburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from West Wellington
 - Peaceburg 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 Wellington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Wellington 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 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.

West Wellington is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for West Wellington)
      Wellington   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Alexandria   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Banner   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Wellington:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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      
Randolph 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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 starting from West Wellington. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Wellington) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Wellington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8248, Longitude: -85.9100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Wellington 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 West Wellington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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