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McVille, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for McVille ...

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 McVille (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 McVille. 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 McVille ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around McVille.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McVille, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McVille.

Cemeteries Near McVille ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McVille.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  N Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lowrey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dalrymple Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  S Upton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE De Kalb Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Turnover Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  W Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
  S Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Belcher Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Belchers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKendree Cemetery [Map]      
  NW King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Leath Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilbreath Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  W Happy Home 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, McVille had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Rains - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McVille
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from McVille
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McVille
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McVille
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McVille
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Whiton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McVille
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
Peters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from McVille
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McVille
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from McVille
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz 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 McVille. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McVille 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

McVille 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 McVille. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to McVille:

Marshall     (The home county for McVille)
      Albertville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 McVille:

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    
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     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for McVille ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McVille. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2862, Longitude: -86.1278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McVille 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 McVille, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McVille.


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