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Guntersville Shores, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Guntersville Shores ...

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 Guntersville Shores (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 Guntersville Shores. 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 Guntersville Shores ...

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 Guntersville Shores.

  • Typical abbreviation for Guntersville Shores: Guntersville Shrs.

Newspapers Published in Guntersville Shores ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Guntersville Shores.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Guntersville Shores, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Guntersville Shores.

Cemeteries Near Guntersville Shores ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Guntersville Shores.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  S High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  N McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cochrane 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 Guntersville Shores in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Guntersville Shores.

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

Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Guntersville Shores
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Guntersville Shores
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Guntersville Shores
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Guntersville Shores
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Guntersville Shores
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Guntersville Shores
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Guntersville Shores
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Guntersville Shores
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Guntersville Shores
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Guntersville Shores
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Guntersville Shores
 - Hyatt 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 Guntersville Shores. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Guntersville Shores 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 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Guntersville Shores)
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Guntersville   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned 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 Guntersville Shores:

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    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee 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    
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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guntersville Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3370, Longitude: -86.2900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Guntersville Shores 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 Guntersville Shores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Guntersville Shores.


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