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Martin, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Martin ...

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 Martin (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 Martin. 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 Martin ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Martin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Martin, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Martin.

Cemeteries Near Martin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Martin.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Martins Station Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Orrville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Fulton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Hardy Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Chapter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Christian Light Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hennon Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wilsor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Athens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Watts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lk. Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Prosperity Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rasco Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Long Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rehoboth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Seale Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rosehill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rasco Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Marion Junction Community Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Living Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Boiling Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gastonburg Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sugar Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Parnell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Bethel Springs 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 Martin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Martin.

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

Eleanor   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Martin
 - Eleanor had a post office and railroad service
Orrville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Martin
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Orrville had a post office and railroad service
Bogue Chitto   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Martin
 - Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
Safford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Martin
 - Safford had a post office and railroad service
Crumptonia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Martin
 - Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service
Hazen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Martin
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
Central Mills   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Martin
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Central Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Massillon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Massillon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Martin
 - Massillon had a post office and railroad service
Rehoboth   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Martin
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth 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 Martin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Martin 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.

Martin is located in Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

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

Dallas     (The home county for Martin)
      Orrville   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Providence   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Linden   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Martin:

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene 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    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 starting from Martin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Martin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3129, Longitude: -87.3061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Martin 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 Martin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Martin.


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