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Buck Island Shores, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Buck Island Shores ...

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 Buck Island Shores (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 Buck Island Shores. 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 Buck Island Shores ...

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 Buck Island Shores.

  • Typical abbreviation for Buck Island Shores: Buck Is. Shrs. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Buck Island Shores ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buck Island Shores.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Buck Island Shores, 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 Buck Island Shores.

Cemeteries Near Buck Island Shores ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Buck Island Shores.

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 Buck Island Shores covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roden Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  N McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Street Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  W Street Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Click Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hines Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Humpton 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 Buck Island Shores in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Buck Island Shores.

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

Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Buck Island Shores
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Buck Island Shores
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Buck Island Shores
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Buck Island Shores
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Buck Island Shores
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Buck Island Shores
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Buck Island Shores
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Buck Island Shores
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville 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 Buck Island Shores. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Buck Island Shores 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Buck Island Shores is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Buck Island Shores)
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Buck Island Shores:

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall 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 starting in Buck Island Shores. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buck Island Shores) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buck Island Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3920, Longitude: -86.2725     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buck Island Shores 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 Buck Island Shores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buck Island Shores.


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