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Red Apple, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Red Apple ...

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

We've added Red Apple to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Red Apple, 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 Red Apple (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 Red Apple. 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 Red Apple ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Apple.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Apple, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Apple.

Cemeteries Near Red Apple ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Apple.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Old Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Upton Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW New Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Douglas Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Noble Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Leath Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Concord Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Robbins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Howelton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Carnes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ivalee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  N Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bird Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dillard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holland 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.

Red Apple 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 Red Apple, with the one closest to Red Apple listed first.

Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Red Apple
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Red Apple
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Alice   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Red Apple
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Red Apple
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Red Apple
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
Fenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Red Apple
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Red Apple
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Red Apple
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Red Apple
 - 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Red Apple
 - Reedbrake 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 Red Apple. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Red Apple 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Red Apple 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 Red Apple. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Red Apple:

Marshall     (The home county for Red Apple)
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 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]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Red Apple:

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    
Jefferson 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    
Talladega 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 Red Apple ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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 Red Apple, 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 stretches from Red Apple. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red Apple) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Apple. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1826, Longitude: -86.2005     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Apple have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Red Apple.


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