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Gunthertown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gunthertown ...

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 Gunthertown (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 Gunthertown. 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 Gunthertown ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gunthertown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gunthertown, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gunthertown.

Cemeteries Near Gunthertown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gunthertown.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Clairmont Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Horse Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Seay Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Lackey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mineral Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Campbell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stockdale Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Old Noles Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Horns Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Poe Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hassell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chief Chenneby Grave [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Germany Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Field Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mannings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Hill Memorial Park [Map]      
  W Moberley Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Harvell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ashland City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Needmore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Smelley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hatchett Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE County Memory Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Olive Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove 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 Gunthertown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Gunthertown.

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

Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gunthertown
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ironaton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gunthertown
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton had a post office and railroad service
Waldo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gunthertown
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 278 people in 2015)
 - Waldo had a post office and no railroad service
Smelley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gunthertown
 - Smelley had a post office and no railroad service
McElderry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Gunthertown
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
Hopeful   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gunthertown
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gunthertown
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,983 people in 2015)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
Talladega   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gunthertown
 - 1895 population of 2,063 people (with 15,709 people in 2015)
 - Talladega had a post office and railroad service
Munford   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Gunthertown
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,259 people in 2015)
 - Munford 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 Gunthertown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gunthertown 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 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.

Gunthertown is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Clay     (The home county for Gunthertown)
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Gunthertown:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gunthertown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gunthertown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3740, Longitude: -85.9525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gunthertown 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 Gunthertown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gunthertown.


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