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Glasgow Corner, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Glasgow Corner ...

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 Glasgow Corner (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 Glasgow Corner. 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 Glasgow Corner ...

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 Glasgow Corner.

  • Typical abbreviation for Glasgow Corner: Glasgow Cor. (or less commonly used: Glasgow Crn.)

Newspapers Published in Glasgow Corner ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glasgow Corner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glasgow Corner, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glasgow Corner.

Cemeteries Near Glasgow Corner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glasgow Corner.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Walden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Welch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moorman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pounders - Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Nauvoo Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wingo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pounders Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  E Allen - McRight Cemetery [Map]      
  E McWright Cemetery [Map]      
  E Steadham Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Keelen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sparks Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Overton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCurley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sparks Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tompkins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bolin Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brock Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson - Nooe Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Osborn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Baggett Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bolton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SE J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Scharnagle Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Spruce Pine Cemetery [Map]      
  E Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Orman Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Knights of Pythias Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Luketown Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burnt Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bonds Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blue Lick Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burnout Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burntout Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sadler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Town Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Weatherbee Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sargent Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Devaney Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Franklin Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NE Jonesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cedar 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 Glasgow Corner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glasgow Corner.

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

Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Glasgow Corner
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glasgow Corner
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Glasgow Corner
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glasgow Corner
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Glasgow Corner
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glasgow Corner
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glasgow Corner
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Glasgow Corner
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glasgow Corner
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glasgow Corner
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 Glasgow Corner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glasgow Corner 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 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.

Glasgow Corner is located in Franklin County.

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

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

Franklin     (The home county for Glasgow Corner)
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Glasgow Corner:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glasgow Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4370, Longitude: -87.8675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glasgow Corner 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 Glasgow Corner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glasgow Corner.


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