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Cottonville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cottonville ...

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 Cottonville (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 Cottonville. 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 Cottonville ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottonville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cottonville, 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 Cottonville.

Cemeteries Near Cottonville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cottonville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Short 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Cottonville had a population of 61 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottonville
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cottonville
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cottonville
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cottonville
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cottonville
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottonville
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cottonville
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cottonville
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Cottonville
 - Nebo 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 Cottonville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cottonville 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 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 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Cottonville)
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Triana   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Cottonville:

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    
Cherokee 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    
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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cottonville ...

While our initial data for Cottonville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Cottonville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Cottonville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Cottonville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cottonville.
      See our Misc Page for Cottonville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4534, Longitude: -86.3355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottonville 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 Cottonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cottonville.