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Our Genealogical Helper for Marbury ...

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 Marbury (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 Marbury. 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 Marbury ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marbury.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Marbury, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Marbury.

Cemeteries Near Marbury ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marbury.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mountain Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  N Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Marbury Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Jo Anna Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Verbena Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bildee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Manning Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crossroad Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Lily Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chestnut Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Floyd Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Wilsons Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Eastview Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stoney Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Proctor Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Aldridge Family Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maple Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Speigner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Popwell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge 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 Marbury in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Marbury.

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

Wadsworth   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Marbury
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
 
Lightwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Marbury
 - Lightwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Verbena   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Marbury
 - 1895 population of 756 people
 - Verbena had a post office and railroad service
 
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Marbury
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Marbury
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
 
Titus   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Marbury
 - Titus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Marbury
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Marbury
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Travelers Rest   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Marbury
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Travelers Rest 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 Marbury. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Marbury 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 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.

Marbury is located in Autauga County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Autauga County: Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes & Montgomery.

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

  DirectionDistance
Autauga     (The home county for Marbury)
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Bibb
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Coosa
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Elmore
      Titus   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Montgomery
      New Town   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Shelby
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Our Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 - 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 Marbury:

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 Autauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marbury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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' (or point-to-point) distance from Marbury. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marbury) 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 Marbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Marbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7023, Longitude: -86.4708     [Map].

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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 Marbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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