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Bowen, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bowen ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bowen. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bowen to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bowen, please Contact Us.

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 Bowen (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 Bowen. 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 Bowen ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bowen, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bowen.

Cemeteries Near Bowen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bowen.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove 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.

While we didn't find Bowen in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bowen.

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

Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bowen
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bowen
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bowen
 - 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bowen
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bowen
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bowen
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bowen
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bowen
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bowen
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bowen
 - 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 Bowen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bowen 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bowen is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Bowen. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bowen:

Marshall     (The home county for Bowen)
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Horton   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Bowen:

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    
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bowen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Bowen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowen) 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 Bowen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2193, Longitude: -86.3758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bowen.