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Boxtel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Boxtel ...

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 Boxtel (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 Boxtel. 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 Boxtel ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boxtel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boxtel, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boxtel.

Cemeteries Near Boxtel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boxtel.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Deerman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reeves Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilland 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 Boxtel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Boxtel.

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

Gallant   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Boxtel
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boxtel
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Boxtel
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boxtel
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 681 people in 2016)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Boxtel
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
Stanfield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Boxtel
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Boxtel
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boxtel
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office

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

Boxtel is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Boxtel)
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Boxtel:

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah 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 Boxtel. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance from Boxtel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boxtel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boxtel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0187, Longitude: -86.2680     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boxtel 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 Boxtel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Boxtel.