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Carlisle, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Carlisle ...

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 Carlisle (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 Carlisle. 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 Carlisle ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlisle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carlisle, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carlisle.

Cemeteries Near Carlisle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carlisle.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alabama City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hebron 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 Carlisle in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carlisle.

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

Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carlisle
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
Haworth - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Carlisle
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
Fenton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carlisle
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Carlisle
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Littleton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Carlisle
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
Pulltight   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carlisle
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
Norton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Carlisle
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carlisle
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,710 people in 2016)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Avery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carlisle
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carlisle
 - Mount Zion 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 Northwest (NW) from Carlisle
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carlisle
 - Howelton 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 Carlisle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carlisle 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 and 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.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Carlisle)
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Sardis City   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Carlisle:

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    
Cleburne 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    
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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlisle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1290, Longitude: -86.1203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carlisle 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 Carlisle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carlisle.