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Byrd, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Byrd ...

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 Byrd (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 Byrd. 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 Byrd ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Byrd.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Byrd, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Byrd.

Cemeteries Near Byrd ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Byrd.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holligan & Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Thompson - Centrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rudicell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Friendship North Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Riggans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Henson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnesville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Gann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fulton Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mangum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wiggington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spruiell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Riggan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lockridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bexar Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gilliland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hamilton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Goggans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Piney Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hathcock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nichols Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cowley 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>

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

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

Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Byrd
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
Barnesville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Byrd
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Barnesville had a post office and no railroad service
Riggins (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Byrd
 - Riggins had a post office and no railroad service
Bexar   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Byrd
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Bexar had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Byrd
 - Pine Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Byrd
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Splunge (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Byrd
 - Splunge had a post office and no railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Byrd
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Byrd
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service

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

Byrd is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Byrd)
      Weston   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Okolona (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Egypt (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lee (MS)
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Verona (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tupelo (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Byrd:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Byrd. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Byrd) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Byrd. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0798, Longitude: -88.1323     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Byrd 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Byrd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Byrd.