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Egypt, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Egypt ...

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 Egypt (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 Egypt. 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 Egypt ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Egypt.

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

Cemeteries Near Egypt ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Egypt.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Alabama City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Clear Creek 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 Egypt in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Egypt.

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

Littleton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Egypt
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Egypt
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
Norton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Egypt
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Stanfield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Egypt
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Egypt
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Egypt
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
Attalla   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla 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 Egypt. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Egypt 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Egypt is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Egypt)
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Egypt:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison 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     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Egypt. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Egypt

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Egypt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0743, Longitude: -86.1565     [Map].

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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 Egypt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Egypt.


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