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May Apple, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for May Apple ...

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

We've added May Apple to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with May Apple, 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 May Apple (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 May Apple. 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 May Apple ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around May Apple.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of May Apple, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for May Apple.

Cemeteries Near May Apple ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of May Apple.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blue Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  W Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Etha 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 May Apple in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of May Apple.

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

Joppa   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from May Apple
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from May Apple
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from May Apple
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from May Apple
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from May Apple
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from May Apple
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from May Apple
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from May Apple
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from May Apple
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit 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 May Apple. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring May Apple 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 doctors and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of May Apple is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 May Apple. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to May Apple:

Marshall     (The home county for May Apple)
      Arab   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 May Apple:

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    
Colbert 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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    
Winston County:       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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall 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 May Apple, 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 'point-to-point' distance from May Apple. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- May Apple) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in May Apple. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3145, Longitude: -86.5303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for May Apple have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for May Apple.


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