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Egypt, Alabama
(Marshall 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 16 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 15 miles [24.1 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     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  E Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Short Cemetery [Map]      
  NW West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Black Cemetery [Map]      
  N Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  W Daniels Chapel 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.

Arab   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Egypt
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Egypt
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Egypt
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Egypt
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Egypt
 - Strawberry 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 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Egypt)
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Arab   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 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 visit 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 Egypt:

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    
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    
Jefferson 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    
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    
Winston 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marshall 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 Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Egypt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3443, Longitude: -86.5339     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Egypt 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 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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