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White Oak, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for White Oak ...

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 White Oak (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 White Oak. 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 White Oak ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around White Oak.

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

Cemeteries Near White Oak ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of White Oak.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry - Brookshire 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 White Oak in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of White Oak.

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

Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from White Oak
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
Red Apple - Historic   [Map]
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from White Oak
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from White Oak
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White Oak
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White Oak
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from White Oak
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from White Oak
 - Reedbrake 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 White Oak. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White Oak 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 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for White Oak)
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 White Oak:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2404, Longitude: -86.2444     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Oak 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 White Oak, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for White Oak.


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