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Woodmont, Alabama
(Saint Clair County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodmont ...

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 Woodmont (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 Woodmont. 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 Woodmont ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodmont.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodmont, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodmont.

Cemeteries Near Woodmont ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodmont.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Valley Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Robert Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Seddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Walkers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Clair Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harkeys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Broken Arrow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Old Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Freeze Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Branchville 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 Woodmont in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Woodmont.

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

Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Woodmont
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Woodmont
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
Eden   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodmont
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Woodmont
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Woodmont
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Woodmont
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Woodmont
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodmont
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek 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 Woodmont. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodmont 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Woodmont is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Woodmont)
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Pell City   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Cropwell   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Munford   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer websites 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 Woodmont:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun 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    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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      
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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 ...

Find a Community within Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Woodmont. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodmont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5834, Longitude: -86.2703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodmont 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 Woodmont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodmont.