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Scant City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Scant City ...

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 Scant City (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 Scant City. 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 Scant City ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scant City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scant City, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Scant City.

Cemeteries Near Scant City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scant City.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ryan Memorial Gardens   [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 Scant City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Scant City.

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

Friendship   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Scant City
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Scant City
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Scant City
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scant City
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Scant City
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scant City
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scant City
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Scant City
 - 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 South (S) from Scant City
 - 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 Scant City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scant City 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.

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

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

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Scant City:

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    
Cherokee 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    
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    

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 Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Scant City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scant City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scant City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3623, Longitude: -86.4236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scant City 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 Scant City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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