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Fort Deposit, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fort Deposit ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fort Deposit. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fort Deposit to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fort Deposit, please Contact Us.

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 Fort Deposit (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 Fort Deposit. 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 Fort Deposit ...

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 Fort Deposit.

  • Typical abbreviation for Fort Deposit: Ft. Deposit

Newspapers Published in Fort Deposit ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Deposit.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fort Deposit, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fort Deposit.

Cemeteries Near Fort Deposit ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fort Deposit.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Click Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gibson 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.

While we didn't find Fort Deposit in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fort Deposit.

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

Manchester   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fort Deposit
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Fort Deposit
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fort Deposit
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Fort Deposit
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fort Deposit
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Deposit
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Deposit
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fort Deposit
 - Union Grove 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 Fort Deposit. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fort Deposit 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Fort Deposit is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Fort Deposit. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fort Deposit:

Marshall     (The home county for Fort Deposit)
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Fort Deposit:

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison 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    

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 Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fort Deposit, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Fort Deposit. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Deposit) 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 Fort Deposit. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Deposit

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Deposit. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4340, Longitude: -86.3333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Deposit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fort Deposit.


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