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Maud, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Maud ...

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 Maud (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 Maud. 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 Maud ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maud.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Maud, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Maud.

Cemeteries Near Maud ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maud.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Finley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Carter Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sally Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Twitty Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Alsobrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Nunley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nunley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boggs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tishomingo Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pittsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Joel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Byram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Belue Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Jackson Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Patterson Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW South Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stephens 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 in 1895, Maud had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bishop   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Maud
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Site   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Maud
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
Margerum   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Maud
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Maud
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Maud
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 2,039 people in 2015)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Maud
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Maud
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Maud
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
Iuka (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Maud
 - 1895 population of 1,019 people (with 3,001 people in 2015)
 - Iuka 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 Maud. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Maud 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.

Maud is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Maud)
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Maud:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Maud ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Maud. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Maud) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maud. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6431, Longitude: -88.1098     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Maud 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 Maud, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Maud.


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