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Henryville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Henryville ...

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 Henryville (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 Henryville. 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 Henryville ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Henryville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Henryville, 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 Henryville.

Cemeteries Near Henryville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Henryville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  N Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  S Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  W Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Click Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Honey Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hines Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whittaker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nearen 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, Henryville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Henryville
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Henryville
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Henryville
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Henryville
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Henryville
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Henryville
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Henryville
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Henryville
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Henryville
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Henryville
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton 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 Henryville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Henryville 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 hospitals and 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Henryville)
      Columbus City   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Henryville:

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Henryville ...

While our initial data for Henryville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Henryville 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 Henryville.

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 Henryville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Henryville.
      See our Misc Page for Henryville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henryville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4245, Longitude: -86.2622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henryville 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 Henryville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Henryville.


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