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Masingale, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Masingale ...

So far, we have found very little information about Masingale. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Masingale to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Masingale, please Contact Us.

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 Masingale (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 Masingale. 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 Masingale ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Masingale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Masingale, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Masingale.

Cemeteries Near Masingale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Masingale.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Crestwood Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Tillison Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  N Beth Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Forrest Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Alabama City Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Rainbow Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crystal Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Landers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Heald Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Seven Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Youngs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Red Hill 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.

While we didn't find Masingale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Masingale.

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

East Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Masingale
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Masingale
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
Markton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Masingale
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
Laney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Masingale
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
Hokes Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Masingale
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Etowahton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Masingale
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
Upton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Masingale
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
Peek's Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Masingale
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill 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 Masingale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Masingale 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Masingale is historic, it would have been located within present day Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Masingale)
      Glencoe   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Southside   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 - 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 Masingale:

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 Etowah 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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Masingale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Masingale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Masingale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Masingale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9668, Longitude: -85.9722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Masingale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Masingale.


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