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Our Genealogical Helper for Ensley ...

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 Ensley (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 Ensley. 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.

Cemeteries Near Ensley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ensley.

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 Ensley.

Distance &
    Direction    
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  SW   Oakland Cemetery [Map]        
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE   Elmwood Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Roberts Cemetery [Map]       The Drifttracks  
  N   Fraternal Cemetery [Map]       The Drifttracks  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE   Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]        
  SE   Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Emanuel Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]        
  NW   George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]        
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW   Mason Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Valhalla Cemetery [Map]       Bon-Air  
  NNW   Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Lakeview Cemetery [Map]        
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW   Joley Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Union Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Village Falls Cemetery [Map]       Bay View  
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW   Oakdale Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Brighton Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Union Cemetery [Map]       Broadmoor  
  ESE   Union Hill Cemetery [Map]       English Village  
  NNW   Midway Cemetery [Map]       Midway  
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW   Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]        
  ENE   Inglenook Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]       Glendale  
  N   Hodges Cemetery [Map]       Dogtown  
  NW   Union Grove Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]        
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW   St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Beth-El Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]       Glasgow  
  ENE   Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]       Eastwood  
  ENE   Greenwood Cemetery [Map]       Eastwood  
  NE   Sheritt Cemetery [Map]       Danville  
  NW   Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]       Shady Grove  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW   Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Wise Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]        
  E   McElwain Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   East Lake Cemetery [Map]        
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW   Cardiff Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Sadlers Cemetery [Map]       Hopewell  
  SSE   Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]        
  E   Bass Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Bush Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   Linn Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]       Bel Air  
  ENE   Higgins 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ensley had a post office and railroad service.

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

Sandusky       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ensley
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powderly       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ensley
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thomas       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ensley
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Wylam       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Ensley
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Ensley
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ensley
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spaulding       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ensley
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ensley
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Ensley)
      Pratt City   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      McDonald Chapel   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Minor   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mason City   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Forestdale   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Docena   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Midfield   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
      County Line   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Selfville   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
      Moody   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Shelby
      Inverness   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Siluria   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abernant   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Creel   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cordova   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, 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 - 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 Ensley:

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

Miscellaneous Mentions for Ensley ...

While our initial data for Ensley came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ensley in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ensley.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Ensley:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ensley.
      See our Misc Page for Ensley for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Alabama

About Jefferson County

The Communities of Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County


The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Ensley:

Panoramio.com





Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins at Ensley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ensley) 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 Ensley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ensley.



 
 
 

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