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Half Acre Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Half Acre Estates ...

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 Half Acre Estates (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 Half Acre Estates. 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 Half Acre Estates ...

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 Half Acre Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Half Acre Estates: Half Acre Ests.

Newspapers Published in Half Acre Estates ...

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 Half Acre Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Half Acre Estates, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Half Acre Estates.

Cemeteries Near Half Acre Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Half Acre Estates.

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 Half Acre Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  W Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
  W Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Click Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whittaker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hines Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  S Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  E Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Preston Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hayden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beech Spring 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 Half Acre Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Half Acre Estates.

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

Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Half Acre Estates
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Half Acre Estates
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Half Acre Estates
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Half Acre Estates
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Half Acre Estates
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Half Acre Estates
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Half Acre Estates
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Half Acre Estates
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Half Acre Estates
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville 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 Half Acre Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Half Acre Estates 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Half Acre Estates)
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 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 Half Acre Estates:

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    
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    
Franklin County (TN):       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
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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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Half Acre Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Half Acre Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Half Acre Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4645, Longitude: -86.2797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Half Acre Estates 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 Half Acre Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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