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Our Genealogical Helper for Rice ...

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 Rice (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 Rice. 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 Rice ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rice.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rice, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rice.

Cemeteries Near Rice ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rice.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  E Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Etha 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 Rice in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rice.

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

Joppa   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Rice
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Rice
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Rice
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rice
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rice
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rice
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rice
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Rice
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rice
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill 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 Rice. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rice 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marshall     (The home county for Rice)
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Arab   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Blount
      Summit   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
DeKalb
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Jackson
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
      Trafford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence
      Oakville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Winston
      Addison   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 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 Rice:

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    
Colbert 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    
Lawrence 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    
Winston 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 ...
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rice. 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 stretches from Rice. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rice) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rice. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3184, Longitude: -86.5336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rice 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 Rice, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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