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Our Genealogical Helper for Playground Shores ...

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 Playground Shores (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 Playground Shores. 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.

Name Variations for Playground Shores ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Playground Shores.

  • Typical abbreviation for Playground Shores: Playground Shrs.

Newspapers Published in Playground Shores ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Playground Shores.

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

Cemeteries Near Playground Shores ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Playground Shores.

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

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

While we didn't find Playground Shores in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Playground Shores.

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

Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Playground Shores
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Playground Shores
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Playground Shores
 - 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 Playground Shores
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Playground Shores
 - 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 Playground Shores
 - 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 Playground Shores
 - 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 Playground Shores
 - 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 Playground Shores. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Playground Shores 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 doctors and 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marshall     (The home county for Playground Shores)
      Columbus City   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   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]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Blount
      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   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Calhoun
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb
      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   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Etowah
      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]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Jackson
      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   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [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]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 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]
 
Madison
      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]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Morgan
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 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 Playground Shores, see our County-by-County Page for Playground Shores.

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 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 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 Playground Shores:

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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Georgia
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Playground Shores. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Playground Shores) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Playground Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4118, Longitude: -86.2675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Playground Shores 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 Playground Shores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Playground Shores.



 
 
 

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