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Upton, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Upton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Upton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Upton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Upton, please Contact Us.

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 Upton (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 Upton. 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 Upton ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Upton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Upton, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Upton.

Cemeteries Near Upton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Upton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Honey Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Street Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Street Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Click Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  S Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  E McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  E Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  N Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Short Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Whittaker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hayden Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Black Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  S Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Tabor 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.

While we didn't find Upton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Upton.

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

Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Upton
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Upton
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Upton
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Upton
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Upton
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Upton
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Upton
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Upton
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Upton
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Upton
 - North 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 Upton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Upton 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Upton is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Upton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Upton:

Marshall     (The home county for Upton)
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Upton:

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    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert 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    
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     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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Upton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Upton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Upton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4473, Longitude: -86.3897     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Upton.


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