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Our Genealogical Helper for Smith Institute ...

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 Smith Institute (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 Smith Institute. 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 Smith Institute ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smith Institute.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smith Institute, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smith Institute.

Cemeteries Near Smith Institute ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smith Institute.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Leath Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Belcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Belchers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Duck Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bristow Cemetery [Map]      
  N Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  W Upton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Cemetery [Map]      
  N Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Noble Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  E Patrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harbour Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gilbreath Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  E Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE De Kalb Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Lowrey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ivalee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Turnover Cemetery [Map]      
  N Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Mt. Vernon 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 Smith Institute in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Smith Institute.

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

Pulltight   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Smith Institute
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smith Institute
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haworth - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Smith Institute
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smith Institute
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rodentown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smith Institute
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fenton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Smith Institute
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smith Institute
 - Yancy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smith Institute
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smith Institute
 - Mountainboro 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 Smith Institute. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Smith Institute 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 and hospitals 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.

Smith Institute is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Below are the counties that are near Smith Institute. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Smith Institute:

  DirectionDistance
Etowah     (The home county for Smith Institute)
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Sardis City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Blount
      Snead   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
DeKalb
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Jackson
      Langston   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Smith Institute:

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 Etowah 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    
Cleburne 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah 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 ...
      Georgia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smith Institute. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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' distance that begins in Smith Institute. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smith Institute) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Institute. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1851, Longitude: -86.0505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Institute 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 Smith Institute, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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