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Our Genealogical Helper for Corinth ...

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 Corinth (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 Corinth. 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 Corinth ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Corinth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Corinth, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Corinth.

Cemeteries Near Corinth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Corinth.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mellow Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jehovah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cragford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Providence Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sweetwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lineville City Cemetery [Map]      
  E Knight Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wadley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gay Cemetery [Map]      
  NW County Memory Gardens [Map]      
  N Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Ararat Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Vickers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dinglers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCollum Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Olive Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ashland City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bellview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Swan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Barfield Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Big Springs 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 Corinth in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Corinth.

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

Mellow Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Corinth
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Almond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Corinth
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibsonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Corinth
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malone Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Corinth
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Corinth
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Emuckfaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Corinth
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lineville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Corinth
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,319 people in 2015)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Corinth
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Goldville 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 Corinth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Corinth 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.

Corinth is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Clay     (The home county for Corinth)
      Cragford   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Chambers
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cleburne
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lee
      Waverly   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Randolph
      Almond   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Corinth:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay 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 ...
      Georgia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corinth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2054, Longitude: -85.6916     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Corinth 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 Corinth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Corinth.



 
 
 

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