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North, Alabama

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 The location of North 

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Our Genealogical Helper for North ...

So far, we have found very little information about North. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added North to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with North, please Contact Us.

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 North (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 North. 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 North ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around North.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for North.

Cemeteries Near North ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  N McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Click Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hines Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  N Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whittaker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nearen 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.

North itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Henryville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from North
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from North
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from North
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from North
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from North
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from North
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from North
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from North
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from North
 - Keel 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 North. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North 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.

Although our information shows that the community of North is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 North. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to North:

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

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 North:

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 Marshall 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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison 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    

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for North ...

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

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 North:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for North.
      See our Misc Page for North for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 North, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in North. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4112, Longitude: -86.2741     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for North.


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