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Blountsville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Blountsville ...

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 Blountsville (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 Blountsville. 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 Blountsville ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blountsville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Blountsville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Blountsville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Blountsville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> of Blountsville.

Cemeteries Near Blountsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blountsville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Guinns Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Blountsville had a population of 288 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Blountsville had a population of 1,694 people.

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

Joy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blountsville
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blountsville
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Blountsville
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blountsville
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Blountsville
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blountsville
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blountsville
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Blountsville
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blountsville
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blountsville
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville 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 Blountsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blountsville 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Blount     (The home county for Blountsville)
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Steele   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Blountsville:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
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      
Marshall 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Blountsville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blountsville) 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 Blountsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blountsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blountsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0814, Longitude: -86.5868     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blountsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Blountsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blountsville.