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Sunset Acres, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunset Acres ...

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 Sunset Acres (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 Sunset Acres. 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 Sunset Acres ...

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 Sunset Acres.

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

Cemeteries Near Sunset Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunset Acres.

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

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

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

Arab   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Sunset Acres
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunset Acres
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunset Acres
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunset Acres
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Sunset Acres
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunset Acres
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunset Acres
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunset Acres
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sunset Acres
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunset Acres
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sunset Acres
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunset Acres
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove 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 Sunset Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunset Acres 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 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 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Sunset Acres)
      Arab   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      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]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 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]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Sunset Acres:

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    
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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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    
Winston 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 Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3193, Longitude: -86.5139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Acres 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 Sunset Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunset Acres.


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