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Our Genealogical Helper for Houston Corner ...

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 Houston Corner (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 Houston Corner. 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 Houston Corner ...

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 Houston Corner.

  • Typical abbreviation for Houston Corner: Houston Cor. (or less commonly used: Houston Crn.)

Newspapers Published in Houston Corner ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Houston Corner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Houston Corner, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Houston Corner.

Cemeteries Near Houston Corner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Houston Corner.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WSW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  W Guy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SW County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  N Price Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  W Key Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pride Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE King Cemetery [Map]      
  E Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moore Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  S Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE King Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  E Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW George Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Woodland 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 Houston Corner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Houston Corner.

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

South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Houston Corner
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Houston Corner
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Houston Corner
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Houston Corner
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Houston Corner
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Houston Corner
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Houston Corner
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Houston Corner
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Houston Corner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Houston Corner 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 and doctors 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.

Houston Corner is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Colbert     (The home county for Houston Corner)
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 Houston Corner:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 Houston Corner. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7298, Longitude: -87.6342     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Houston Corner 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 Houston Corner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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