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Horton, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Horton ...

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 Horton (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 Horton. 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 Horton ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Horton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Horton, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Horton.

Cemeteries Near Horton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Horton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Douglas Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  N Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Gunter Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Upton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bird Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  S Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Robbins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rehobeth 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, Horton had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Horton
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Horton
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Horton
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Alice   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Horton
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
Red Apple - Historic   [Map]
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Horton
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Horton
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Horton
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Horton
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Horton
 - Snead 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 Horton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Horton 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Horton)
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Horton:

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    
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 Horton ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Horton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Horton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2009, Longitude: -86.2969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Horton 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 Horton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Horton.


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