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Grassy, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Grassy ...

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 Grassy (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 Grassy. 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 Grassy ...

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 Grassy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grassy, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grassy.

Cemeteries Near Grassy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grassy.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  E Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Street Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  S Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  S Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Street Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  E Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hines Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  S Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Short Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Little Vine 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Grassy had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Friendship   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Grassy
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Grassy
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grassy
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Grassy
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Grassy
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Grassy
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Grassy
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Grassy
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grassy
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Grassy
 - Joppa 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 Grassy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Grassy 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 hospitals and 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Grassy)
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Union Grove   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Grassy:

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    
Cherokee 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    
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    

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Grassy ...

While our initial data for Grassy came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Grassy in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Grassy.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Grassy:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Grassy.
      See our Misc Page for Grassy for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grassy. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Grassy. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grassy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grassy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3543, Longitude: -86.4367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grassy 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 Grassy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grassy.


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