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Cushion, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cushion ...

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 Cushion (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 Cushion. 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 Cushion ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cushion.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cushion, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cushion.

Cemeteries Near Cushion ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cushion.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hines Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Click Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Willis Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Street Cemetery [Map]      
  E Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  E Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Whittaker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hayden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  S Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Short Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  E Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Keel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Black Cemetery [Map]      
  W Polly Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Buford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Neal Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Allison 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 Cushion in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cushion.

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

Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cushion
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cushion
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cushion
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cushion
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cushion
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cushion
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cushion
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cushion
 - North 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 Cushion. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cushion 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Cushion)
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Cushion:

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    
Cherokee 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    
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    
Franklin 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 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 ...

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About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cushion. 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 that begins in Cushion. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cushion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cushion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4759, Longitude: -86.3708     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cushion 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 Cushion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cushion.


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