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Wilson Bend, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wilson Bend ...

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 Wilson Bend (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 Wilson Bend. 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 Wilson Bend ...

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 Wilson Bend.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wilson Bend: Wison Bnd.

Newspapers Published in Wilson Bend ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilson Bend.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wilson Bend, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wilson Bend.

Cemeteries Near Wilson Bend ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilson Bend.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dorsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McClinton 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 Wilson Bend in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wilson Bend.

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

Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilson Bend
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson Bend
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson Bend
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilson Bend
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Wilson Bend
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson Bend
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilson Bend
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilson Bend
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Wilson Bend
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson Bend
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilson Bend
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia 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 Wilson Bend. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilson Bend 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.

Wilson Bend is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Wilson Bend)
      Arley   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barney   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

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 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 Wilson Bend:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan 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 Winston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston 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 located in Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Wilson Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilson Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0151, Longitude: -87.1295     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson Bend 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 Wilson Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilson Bend.