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Our Genealogical Helper for Elyton ...

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 which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Elyton (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 organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Elyton. 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 the area of Elyton ...

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 (or digitized) images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

We have two lists for Elyton:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Elyton
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 5 miles [8 km]<1> of Elyton

Cemeteries Near Elyton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elyton.

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 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 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 it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have our Cemetery List for Elyton.

Distance &
    Direction    
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW   Elmwood Cemetery [Map]        
  S   Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]        
  S   Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Emanuel Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]        
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE   Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]        
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE   Union Hill Cemetery [Map]       English Village  
  NW   Roberts Cemetery [Map]       The Drifttracks  
  NW   Fraternal Cemetery [Map]       The Drifttracks  
  W   Oakland Cemetery [Map]        
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE   Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]       Eastwood  
  NE   Inglenook Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]        
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW   Valhalla Cemetery [Map]       Bon-Air  
  ESE   Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]        
  E   McElwain Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Greenwood Cemetery [Map]       Eastwood  
  NW   Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]        
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW   Mason Cemetery [Map]        
  WSW   Joley Cemetery [Map]        
  WSW   Union Cemetery [Map]        
  WSW   Oakdale Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Brighton Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Union Cemetery [Map]       Broadmoor  
  ESE   Wise Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Bush Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   East Lake Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Sheritt Cemetery [Map]       Danville  
  N   Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]       Glendale  
  WNW   Lakeview Cemetery [Map]        
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW   Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]        
  NNW   Hodges Cemetery [Map]       Dogtown  
  E   Bass Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Higgins Cemetery [Map]        
  NW   Midway Cemetery [Map]       Midway  
  WNW   Village Falls Cemetery [Map]       Bay View  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW   Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]        
  S   Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]        
  SSE   Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]       Heatherwood (Shelby County)  
  NNW   Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]       Bel Air  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW   Beth-El Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Bailey Cemetery [Map]       (Shelby County)  
  SSE   Old Acton Cemetery [Map]       (Shelby County)  
  NNW   St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Earltown Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Bass Cemetery [Map]        
  NW   Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]       Glasgow  
  NW   Union Grove 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 Elyton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Elyton.

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

Powderly       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elyton
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spaulding       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Elyton
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Elyton
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Ensley       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Elyton
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Duncan       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elyton
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Elyton
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avondale       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Elyton
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elyton
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,113 people in 2013)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
North Birmingham       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Elyton
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Pratt Mines - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Elyton
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxmoor       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Elyton
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service

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

Elyton is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Elyton)
      Mason City   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pratt City   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Homewood   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vulcan City   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Forestdale   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eddings   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Selfville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Remlap   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moody   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Margaret   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Shelby
      Inverness   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
      Siluria   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake View   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vance   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coaling   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Creel   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Empire   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, 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 Elyton:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Alabama

About Jefferson County

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County


The Panormaio photo collection may have pictures for the area around Elyton:

Panoramio.com





Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Elyton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elyton) to Point B.

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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 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 Elyton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elyton.



 
 
 

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