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Burrows, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Burrows ...

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 Burrows (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 Burrows. 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 Burrows ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burrows.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Burrows, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Burrows.

Cemeteries Near Burrows ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burrows.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Walling Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cross Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Richards Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Buford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Neal Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Black Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Vann Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Short Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lyon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  W Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  SW St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Big Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moore Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Donegan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brazelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jordan - Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Penland - Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McDonnell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Matkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dunkin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fennil Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Draper Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hayden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beason Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore - Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Landman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Groves Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Merrimack Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Keel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Echols Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gowan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Powhatan - Toney 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 Burrows in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Burrows.

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

Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Burrows
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Burrows
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Burrows
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burrows
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Burrows
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Burrows
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Burrows
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Burrows
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs 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 Burrows. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burrows 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 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.

Burrows is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Burrows)
      English Village   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 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 Burrows:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burrows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5679, Longitude: -86.5408     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burrows 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 Burrows, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burrows.


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