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Our Genealogical Helper for Wynnville ...

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 Wynnville (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 Wynnville. 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 Wynnville ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wynnville.

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

Cemeteries Near Wynnville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wynnville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Painter Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bird Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gunter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Altoona Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Moodys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sauls Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Robbins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Douglas Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Graves Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blue Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Blackwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Daileys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fowler Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oakhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gallant Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sheppard 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Clarence   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Wynnville
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Wynnville
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Wynnville
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Wynnville
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Wynnville
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wynnville
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wynnville
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Wynnville
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut 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 Wynnville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wynnville 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 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.

Wynnville is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Blount     (The home county for Wynnville)
      Clarence   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Snead   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
DeKalb
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Jackson
      Langston   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - although 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 Wynnville:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee 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    
Jefferson 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wynnville ...

While our initial data for Wynnville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wynnville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Wynnville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Wynnville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wynnville.
      See our Misc Page for Wynnville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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 starts in Wynnville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wynnville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wynnville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0809, Longitude: -86.3936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wynnville 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 Wynnville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wynnville.



 
 
 

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