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Our Genealogical Helper for Mountainboro ...

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 Mountainboro (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 Mountainboro. 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 Mountainboro ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountainboro.

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

Cemeteries Near Mountainboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mountainboro.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Upton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Noble Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Leath Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Howelton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Carnes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ivalee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Duck Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dillard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Belcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Belchers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Robbins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Conn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alabama City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Forrest Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bristow Cemetery [Map]      
  NW High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Clear Creek 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, Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service. In 2000, Mountainboro had a population of 338 people.

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

Fenton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mountainboro
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mountainboro
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mountainboro
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haworth - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Mountainboro
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pulltight   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mountainboro
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Red Apple - Historic   [Map]
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mountainboro
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Mountainboro
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Avery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mountainboro
 - Avery 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 North Northeast (NNE) from Mountainboro
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mountainboro
 - Howelton 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 Mountainboro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mountainboro 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Mountainboro is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

  DirectionDistance
Etowah     (The home county for Mountainboro)
      Sardis City   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Blount
      Snead   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Calhoun
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Jackson
      Langston   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Talladega
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites 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 Mountainboro:

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 Etowah 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    
Cleburne 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah 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 ...
      Georgia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mountainboro ...

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

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 Mountainboro:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Mountainboro in these Censuses: 2000-1990
      See our Census Page for Mountainboro for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mountainboro.
      See our Misc Page for Mountainboro for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mountainboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountainboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountainboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1441, Longitude: -86.1313     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountainboro 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 Mountainboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mountainboro.



 
 
 

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