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Mhoontown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mhoontown ...

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 Mhoontown (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 Mhoontown. 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 Mhoontown ...

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 Mhoontown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mhoontown, 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 Mhoontown.

Cemeteries Near Mhoontown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mhoontown.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Athens City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lane Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Noel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Milford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Douthit Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Richard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mountain Mills Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Carytown Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Morris Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dowdy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S McCaig Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  E Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  E Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Snowdown Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


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 Mhoontown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mhoontown.

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

Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mhoontown
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mhoontown
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mhoontown
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mhoontown
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mhoontown
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mhoontown
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mhoontown
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Margerum   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mhoontown
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum 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 Mhoontown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mhoontown 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 hospitals 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.

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

Colbert     (The home county for Mhoontown)
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Cherokee   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Mhoontown:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mhoontown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8209, Longitude: -87.9473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mhoontown 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 Mhoontown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mhoontown.


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