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Saratoga, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Saratoga ...

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 Saratoga (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 Saratoga. 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 Saratoga ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saratoga.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saratoga, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saratoga.

Cemeteries Near Saratoga ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saratoga.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  W High Point Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Upton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  E Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  N King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Douglas Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  S Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Leath Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lowrey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clear Springs 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 Saratoga in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Saratoga.

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

Albertville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Saratoga
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Saratoga
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saratoga
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Red Apple - Historic   [Map]
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Saratoga
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Saratoga
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saratoga
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saratoga
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saratoga
 - Horton 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 Saratoga. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saratoga 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 and 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Saratoga)
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 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   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [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   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 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 Saratoga:

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    
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 ...

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About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saratoga. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2529, Longitude: -86.1928     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saratoga 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 Saratoga, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saratoga.


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