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English Village, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for English Village ...

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 English Village (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 English Village. 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.

Name Variations for English Village ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with English Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for English Village: English Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in English Village ...

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 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around English Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of English Village, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for English Village.

Cemeteries Near English Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of English Village.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Richards Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lyon Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Donegan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jordan - Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Neal Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Vann Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McDonnell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Matkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fennil Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Penland - Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walling Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Buford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Big Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Landman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Merrimack Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dunkin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore - Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moore Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Groves Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Maple Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brazelton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hancock Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gowan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Powhatan - Toney Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Black Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nickle - Martin - Rathbone Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Northside Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  E Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beason Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jamar Cemetery [Map]      
  W Arnett Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Short Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Echols Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sublett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW East Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Green Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Faith Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  N Taylor Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crowson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hewlett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maddera Cemetery [Map]      
  N Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holding Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  N Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  W Barclay - Teney 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 English Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of English Village.

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

Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Huntsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from English Village
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from English Village
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana 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 English Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring English Village 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 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.

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

Madison     (The home county for English Village)
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 English Village:

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for English Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from English Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in English Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6265, Longitude: -86.5697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for English Village 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 English Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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