RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Marigold, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

 The location of Marigold 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Marigold
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Marigold ...

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 Marigold (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 Marigold. 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 Marigold ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marigold.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Marigold, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Marigold.

Cemeteries Near Marigold ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marigold.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Old Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Gaddy Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Edgil Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE South Lowell Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Walker Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  W King Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lollar Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fergerson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old City Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gaddy Cemetery [Map]      
  N J A Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blooming Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Omega Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Taylor - Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wint Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW King Cemetery [Map]      
  W Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Boshell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Easly Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Samaria Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boldo Cemetery [Map]      
  SE John Porter Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Aaron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tingle Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE John Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethel Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Manasco Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Arley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Arley United Methodist Church 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 Marigold in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Marigold.

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

Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Marigold
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Marigold
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Marigold
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Marigold
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Marigold
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Marigold
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Marigold
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Marigold
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service

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

Marigold is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Marigold)
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 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 Marigold:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker 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 stretches from Marigold. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marigold) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marigold. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9382, Longitude: -87.3150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marigold have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marigold.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 19 Jan 2017
By John Hall