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Allens Factory, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Allens Factory ...

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 Allens Factory (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 Allens Factory. 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 Allens Factory ...

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 Allens Factory.

  • While the name of this community is Allens Factory, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Allens Factory may originally have been Allen's Factory.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Allens Factory might be written as Allen Factory.

Newspapers Published in Allens Factory ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allens Factory.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allens Factory, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allens Factory.

Cemeteries Near Allens Factory ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allens Factory.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E John Bull Cemetery [Map]      
  N Factory Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bear Creek #1 Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fortner Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  S Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mountain View Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Phil Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Old Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burnett Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dime Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cedar Tree Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Burnt House Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Federick Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chestnut Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brock Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lower Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spruce Pine Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davis Family Cemetery North [Map]      
  ESE Davis Family Cemetery South [Map]      
  ESE New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scharnagle Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cochran Family Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Weatherly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boar Tush Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Botush Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Littleville Community Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Posey Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hoggle Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hoggle Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wingo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Winston Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E DeGraffenreid Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chilcoat Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sullins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Whitehouse Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ayers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pounders - Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moorman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Line Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive 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 Allens Factory in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Allens Factory.

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

Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Allens Factory
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Allens Factory
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Allens Factory
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Allens Factory
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Allens Factory
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Allens Factory
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Allens Factory
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Allens Factory
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Allens Factory
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Allens Factory
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Allens Factory
 - Natural Bridge 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 Allens Factory. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allens Factory 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.

Allens Factory is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Allens Factory)
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Allens Factory:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allens Factory. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2790, Longitude: -87.7214     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allens Factory 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 Allens Factory, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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