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Albertville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Albertville ...

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 Albertville (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 Albertville. 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 the area of Albertville ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Albertville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Albertville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Albertville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Albertville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> of Albertville.

Cemeteries Near Albertville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Albertville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Griffin 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 Albertville had a population of 177 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Albertville had a population of 21,525 people.

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

Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Albertville
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Albertville
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Albertville
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Albertville
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett 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 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Albertville
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Albertville
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,710 people in 2016)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Albertville
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Albertville
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Albertville
 - Hyatt 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 Albertville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Albertville 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 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Albertville)
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ivalee   [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]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 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]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Albertville:

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 website for the State of 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    
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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Albertville ...

While our initial data for Albertville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Albertville 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 Albertville.

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 Albertville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Albertville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Albertville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Albertville.
      See our Misc Page for Albertville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Albertville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Albertville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albertville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2631, Longitude: -86.2106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Albertville 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 Albertville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Albertville.