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Garner, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Garner ...

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

We've added Garner to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Garner, 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 Garner (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 Garner. 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 Garner ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Garner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Garner, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Garner.

Cemeteries Near Garner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Garner.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Isom Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  E Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW West Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peete Cemetery [Map]      
  E Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Withers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whitworth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  E Betts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pike Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  S Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clift Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  S Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  S Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  S Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Madison Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Royal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Camper Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gooch - Dublin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cummins Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holding Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Faith Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Holder Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fowlkes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morgan - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Douglass - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hutchings Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  N Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  N Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jamar Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Green Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Huntsville Memory Gardens [Map]      
  ENE St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE White Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dedman Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tuck Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  W Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem 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 Garner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Garner.

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

Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Garner
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Garner
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Garner
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Garner
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Garner
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Cluttsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Garner
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Garner
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Monrovia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Garner
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Garner
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Garner
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur 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 Garner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Garner 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 doctors and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Garner is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Garner)
      Ford City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 Garner:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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<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 Garner, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Garner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Garner) 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 Garner. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Garner

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7359, Longitude: -86.8806     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Garner.


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