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Huntsville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Huntsville ...

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 Huntsville (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 Huntsville. 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 the area of Huntsville ...

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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Huntsville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Huntsville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Huntsville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Huntsville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> of Huntsville.

Cemeteries Near Huntsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Huntsville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Merrimack Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Landman Cemetery [Map]      
  S Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Matkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McDonnell Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Jordan - Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nickle - Martin - Rathbone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Donegan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Fennil Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Maple Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Northside Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hancock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maddera Cemetery [Map]      
  NW East Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW King Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Taylor Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Huntsville Memory Gardens [Map]      
  W Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Faith Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Green Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Jamar Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gowan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Powhatan - Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Richards Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Seay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lyon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore - Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Normal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Seay Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jude Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Indian Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holder Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gooch - Dublin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Camper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Royal Cemetery [Map]      
  W Madison Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Arnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Groves Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Conley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Penland - Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  E Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valhalla Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Humphrey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Battle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fowlkes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Holding Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hammond - Roult Cemetery [Map]      
  S Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Seay Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Love - Wilburn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dunkin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Strong Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Strong Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morgan - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clift Cemetery [Map]      
  W Betts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Whitworth Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
  S Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Conley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Vann Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Big Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hewlett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Russell J Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ryland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Steger - Ormond Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Acklin - Derrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tally Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tiller Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Otey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  N Eldridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW White Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Douglass - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pike Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  W Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Withers Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Griffie Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Buford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Neal Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  E Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sublett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crowson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jehu Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clopton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hewlett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bayless Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Meridianville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Battle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Vasser - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hereford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peete 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 Huntsville had a population of 7,995 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Huntsville had a population of 190,582 people.

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

Haden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Mercury   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Huntsville
 - Mercury had railroad service and no post office
Monrovia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Jeff   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Huntsville
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Huntsville
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Brownsboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
Meridianville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Meridianville had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Huntsville
 - Swancott 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 Huntsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Huntsville 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.

Huntsville is primarily located in Madison County and is the County Seat. A portion of Huntsville extends into Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Huntsville)
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 either 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 Huntsville:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount 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    
Jackson 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Huntsville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Huntsville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Huntsville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Huntsville.
      See our Misc Page for Huntsville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Huntsville:

The official website for Madison County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huntsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6994, Longitude: -86.6243     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Huntsville 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 Huntsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Huntsville.


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