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Marietta, Alabama
(Escambia County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Marietta ...

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 Marietta (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 Marietta. 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 Marietta ...

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 80 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marietta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Marietta, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Marietta.

Cemeteries Near Marietta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marietta.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sam McGowin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mancill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McGowin Ferry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McGowin Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Hoomesville Church Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Elim Cemetery [Map]      
  W Still Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Old Bradley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Bradley Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Feagin Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Rock Creek Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rock Creek Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blackwater Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W May Creek Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Hill Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnston 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 Marietta in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Marietta.

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

Boykin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Marietta
 - Boykin had a post office and no railroad service
Rome   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Marietta
 - Rome had a post office and no railroad service
Roberts   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Marietta
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
Brooklyn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Marietta
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
Fairfield   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Marietta
 - Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
Beda   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Marietta
 - Beda had a post office and no railroad service
Loango   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Marietta
 - Loango had a post office and no railroad service
Kirkland   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Marietta
 - Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
Mount Union   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Marietta
 - Mount Union 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 Marietta. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Marietta 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Marietta is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

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

Escambia     (The home county for Marietta)
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Range   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Repton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wing   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heath   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Florala   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Excel   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baker (FL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Milligan (FL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holt (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crestview (FL)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harold (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Marietta:

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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marietta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1410, Longitude: -86.7772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marietta 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 Marietta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marietta.


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