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Meadow Wood, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Meadow Wood ...

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 Meadow Wood (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 Meadow Wood. 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 Meadow Wood ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Meadow Wood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Meadow Wood, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Meadow Wood.

Cemeteries Near Meadow Wood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Meadow Wood.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union 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.<2>

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

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

Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Meadow Wood
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Meadow Wood
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Meadow Wood
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Meadow Wood
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Meadow Wood
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Meadow Wood
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Meadow Wood
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Meadow Wood
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Meadow Wood
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Meadow Wood
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Meadow Wood
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville 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 Meadow Wood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Meadow Wood 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 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Meadow Wood)
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Meadow Wood:

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 ...

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About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Meadow Wood. 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 starting in Meadow Wood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meadow Wood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Wood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3143, Longitude: -86.3333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Wood 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 Meadow Wood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Meadow Wood.


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