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Claysville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Claysville ...

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 Claysville (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 Claysville. 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 Claysville ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Claysville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Claysville, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Claysville.

Cemeteries Near Claysville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Claysville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nearen 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 Claysville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Claysville.

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

Henryville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Claysville
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Claysville
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,437 people in 2016)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Claysville
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Claysville
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Claysville
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Claysville
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Claysville
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Claysville
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Claysville
 - Keel 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 Claysville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Claysville 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Claysville is located in 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 Claysville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Claysville:

Marshall     (The home county for Claysville)
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Claysville:

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    
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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Claysville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4079, Longitude: -86.2719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Claysville 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 Claysville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Claysville.