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Barton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Barton ...

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 Barton (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 Barton. 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 Barton ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Barton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Barton, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Barton.

Cemeteries Near Barton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Barton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Mountain Mills Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Davis Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW McCaig Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Athens City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Basden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  E Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Hester Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Richard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCollough Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park [Map]      
  SE New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Community Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  W Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lipscomb 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 Barton had a population of 130 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Barton
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Barton
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Barton
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Barton
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Barton
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Barton
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Barton
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Barton
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service

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

Barton is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Barton)
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Barton:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba 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    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Barton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Barton.
      See our Misc Page for Barton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert 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 begins in Barton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7387, Longitude: -87.8911     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barton 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 Barton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Barton.


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