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Our Genealogical Helper for Martling ...

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 Martling (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 Martling. 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 Martling ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Martling.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Martling, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Martling.

Cemeteries Near Martling ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Martling.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dalrymple Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  N Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lowrey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  E McKendree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Turnover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  N McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  N McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Street Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE De Kalb Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  N Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Street Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bennett 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 Martling had a population of 142 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Peters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Martling
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Martling
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Martling
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Martling
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Martling
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whiton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Martling
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Martling
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Martling
 - McVille 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 Martling. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Martling 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 and doctors 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.

Martling is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marshall     (The home county for Martling)
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Blount
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Calhoun
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Etowah
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Jackson
      Langston   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Martling:

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Martling ...

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

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 Martling:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Martling.
      See our Misc Page for Martling for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3673, Longitude: -86.1675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Martling 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 Martling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Martling.



 
 
 

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