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Needmore, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Needmore ...

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 Needmore (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 Needmore. 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 Needmore ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Needmore.

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

Cemeteries Near Needmore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Needmore.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem 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 Needmore in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Needmore.

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

Red Apple - Historic   [Map]
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Needmore
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Needmore
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Needmore
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
Alice   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Needmore
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Needmore
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Needmore
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Needmore
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Needmore
 - Marshall 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 Needmore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Needmore 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 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 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Needmore)
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Horton   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 it should be mentioned 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 Needmore:

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    
Jefferson 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Needmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1918, Longitude: -86.2441     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Needmore 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 Needmore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Needmore.


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