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Our Genealogical Helper for Sidney ...

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 Sidney (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 Sidney. 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 Sidney ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sidney.

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

Cemeteries Near Sidney ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sidney.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  E Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Douglas Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Street Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Street Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  E Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gunter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Abel 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sidney had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Sidney
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
 
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sidney
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sidney
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sidney
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sidney
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sidney
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sidney
 - Strawberry 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 Sidney. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sidney 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marshall     (The home county for Sidney)
      Gregory   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Blount
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Calhoun
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
DeKalb
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Etowah
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Jackson
      Langston   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jefferson
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Sidney:

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    
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 ...
      Tennessee

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sidney ...

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

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 Sidney:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sidney.
      See our Misc Page for Sidney for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sidney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2790, Longitude: -86.3658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sidney 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 Sidney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sidney.



 
 
 

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