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Barnesville, Alabama
(Marion County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Barnesville ...

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 Barnesville (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 Barnesville. 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 Barnesville ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Barnesville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Barnesville, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Barnesville.

Cemeteries Near Barnesville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Barnesville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Barnesville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Galbreath Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mangum Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smyrna Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rocky Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rudicell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Holligan & Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Galbreath Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rocky Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gann Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Lockridge Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  E Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nichols Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Site Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Thompson - Centrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ballard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Goggans Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fulton Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hamilton City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nichols Family Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Lawhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cantrell Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nix Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bexar Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Banister Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lovejoy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lockridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WNW Wiggington Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  N Cockrell - Cofield Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Riggans Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Friendship North Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crump Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henson Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cantrell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Donham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WNW Stevens Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McKinley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Piney Grove Church of God Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Donham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stanford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Spruiell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pikeville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moses Cemetery [Map]      
  E Streetman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N Newburg Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hopewell Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


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 Barnesville had a population of 39 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Barnesville
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Bexar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Barnesville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Bexar had a post office and no railroad service
Shottsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Barnesville
 - Shottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Barnesville
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2015)
 - Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Barnesville
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Riggins (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Barnesville
 - Riggins had a post office and no railroad service
Tremont (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Barnesville
 - 1895 population of 19 people (with 466 people in 2015)
 - Tremont had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Barnesville
 - Stinson 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 Barnesville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Barnesville 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 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 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for Barnesville)
      Weston   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Okolona (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Verona (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tupelo (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the 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 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 Barnesville:

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    
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    
Lawrence 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    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Barnesville ...

While our initial data for Barnesville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Barnesville 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 Barnesville.

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 Barnesville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Barnesville.
      See our Misc Page for Barnesville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1398, Longitude: -88.0778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barnesville 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 Barnesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Barnesville.


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