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Oleander, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oleander ...

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 Oleander (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 Oleander. 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 Oleander ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oleander.

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

Cemeteries Near Oleander ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oleander.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Redoak Grove 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Oleander had a population of 158 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oleander
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Oleander
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oleander
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oleander
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oleander
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oleander
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oleander
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oleander
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oleander
 - Diamond 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 Oleander. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oleander 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 doctors 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Oleander)
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Oleander:

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    
Colbert 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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    
Winston 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oleander ...

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

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 Oleander:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Oleander.
      See our Misc Page for Oleander for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oleander. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4140, Longitude: -86.5280     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oleander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Oleander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oleander.


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