Our Genealogical Helper for New Market ...
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 New Market (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 New Market. 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.
Cemeteries Near New Market ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Market.
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 New Market covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
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 New Market had a population of 268 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.
These communities are listed based on their distance from New Market, with the one closest to New Market listed first.
| Plevna [Map] |
| - || Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from New Market |
| - || 1895 population of 18 people |
| - || Plevna had a post office and railroad service |
| Deposit [Map] |
| - || Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Market |
| - || Deposit had a post office and railroad service |
| Greenfield [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from New Market |
| - || Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service |
| Key's Mill [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Market |
| - || Key's Mill had a post office and no railroad service |
| Moore's Mill [Map] |
| - || Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Market |
| - || Moore's Mill had a post office and no railroad service |
| Bell Factory [Map] |
| - || Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Market |
| - || 1895 population of 20 people |
| - || Bell Factory had a post office and railroad service |
| Lincoln (TN) [Map] |
| - || Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Market |
| - || 1895 population of 295 people |
| - || Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service |
| Elora (TN) [Map] |
| - || Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Market |
| - || 1895 population of 60 people |
| - || Elora had a post office and railroad service |
| Fisk [Map] |
| - || Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Market |
| - || Fisk had a post office and no railroad service |
| Meridianville [Map] |
| - || Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Market |
| - || 1895 population of 185 people |
| - || Meridianville 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 New Market. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Market 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.
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 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 - 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 New Market:
These websites are specific to Alabama:
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 Madison County:
Genealogy information for the nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:
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.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for New Market ...
While our initial data for New Market came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of New Market 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 New Market.
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 New Market:|
| ||Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office |
|Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for New Market.|
| See our Misc Page for New Market for more information.|
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Market. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in New Market. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Market) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Market. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Market
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Market. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9101, Longitude: -86.4278 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for New Market 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 New Market, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Market.