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Our Genealogical Helper for Whitehouse ...

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 Whitehouse (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 Whitehouse. 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 Whitehouse ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitehouse.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whitehouse, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whitehouse.

Cemeteries Near Whitehouse ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitehouse.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Haley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Whitehouse Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brock Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Old Mars Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sims Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Myers Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crooked Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sullens Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mays Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Gold Mine Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cagle Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brilliant Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Bostick Cemetery [Map]      
  S Green Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ryefield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Federick Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hoggle Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hoggle Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Weatherly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Boston Cemetery [Map]      
  S Halcomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Concord Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE West Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Green Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Miles Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Polly Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE O'Mary Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Unknown Soldiers Grave [Map]      
  E Poole Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ayers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Boar Tush Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Botush Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sullins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Weeks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hallmark Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Holcomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tittle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davis Family Cemetery South [Map]      
  NE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Streetman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moses Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SW May & Akers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walker Baccus Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beasley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE O'Mary Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lovett - West Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davis Family Cemetery North [Map]      
  NNE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burnt House Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  N John Bull Cemetery [Map]      
  W Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  W McKinley 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 Whitehouse in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Whitehouse.

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

Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Whitehouse
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Whitehouse
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whitehouse
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whitehouse
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
 
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Whitehouse
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Whitehouse
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitehouse
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whitehouse
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Whitehouse. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whitehouse 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Whitehouse is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Marion     (The home county for Whitehouse)
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Colbert
      Littleville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cullman
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Franklin
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lamar
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Winston
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Whitehouse:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marion County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marion 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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Whitehouse. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitehouse) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitehouse. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1215, Longitude: -87.7322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitehouse 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 Whitehouse, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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