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Cherrytree, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cherrytree ...

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 Cherrytree (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 Cherrytree. 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 Cherrytree ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cherrytree.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cherrytree, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cherrytree.

Cemeteries Near Cherrytree ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cherrytree.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore - Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sublett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crowson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jehu Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Chambless - Byrne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Russell J Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ryland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Steger - Ormond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spriggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Daniel - Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Drake - Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morrow - Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Donegan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Acklin - Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McDonnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Connally Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Merrimack Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Matkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan - Lanier 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 Cherrytree in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cherrytree.

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

Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Cherrytree
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,852 people in 2016)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cherrytree
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cherrytree
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cherrytree
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Cherrytree
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cherrytree
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Brownsboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Cherrytree
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cherrytree
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg 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 Cherrytree. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cherrytree 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Cherrytree is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Cherrytree)
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 either 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 Cherrytree:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherrytree. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6456, Longitude: -86.4444     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherrytree 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 Cherrytree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cherrytree.