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Marvyn, Alabama
(Lee County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Marvyn ...

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 Marvyn (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 Marvyn. 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 Marvyn ...

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 110 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marvyn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Marvyn, 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 Marvyn.

Cemeteries Near Marvyn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marvyn.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Rising Star Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Watoola Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Society Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wright Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Joshua Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Whatley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holt Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Walker Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Uchee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pierce Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Chamlee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brown Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Green Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jowers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  W Darlington Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Borom Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Carden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Penn Young Gravesite [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 Marvyn in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Marvyn.

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

Society Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Marvyn
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Uchee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Marvyn
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Uchee had a post office and no railroad service
Hyram   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Marvyn
 - Hyram had a post office and no railroad service
Crawford   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Marvyn
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
Creek Stand   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Marvyn
 - Creek Stand had a post office and no railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Marvyn
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
Hatchechubbee   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Marvyn
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Hatchechubbee had a post office and railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Marvyn
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Marvyn
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 62,059 people in 2015)
 - Auburn 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 Marvyn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Marvyn 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 and doctors 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.

Marvyn is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Marvyn)
      Beauregard   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 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 Marvyn:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marvyn. 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' distance that stretches from Marvyn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marvyn) 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 Marvyn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Marvyn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marvyn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4390, Longitude: -85.3641     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marvyn 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 Marvyn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marvyn.


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