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Fulton Bridge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fulton Bridge ...

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 Fulton Bridge (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 Fulton Bridge. 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.

Name Variations for Fulton Bridge ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Fulton Bridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Fulton Bridge: Fulton Brg. (or less commonly used: Fulton Brdg. or Fulton Brdge.)

Newspapers Published in Fulton Bridge ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fulton Bridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fulton Bridge, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fulton Bridge.

Cemeteries Near Fulton Bridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fulton Bridge.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Fulton Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hamilton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Key Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKinley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moses Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mangum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rudicell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holligan & Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poplar Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Streetman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poplar Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Thompson - Centrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spruiell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gann Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nichols Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lockridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Friendship North Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Goggans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Concord 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 Fulton Bridge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fulton Bridge.

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

Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fulton Bridge
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fulton Bridge
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Barnesville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fulton Bridge
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Barnesville had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fulton Bridge
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fulton Bridge
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Fulton Bridge
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fulton Bridge
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fulton Bridge
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Bexar   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fulton Bridge
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Bexar had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Springs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fulton Bridge
 - Pine Springs 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 Fulton Bridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fulton Bridge 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for Fulton Bridge)
      Hamilton   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lee (MS)
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Fulton Bridge:

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    
Lawrence 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    
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 Fulton Bridge. 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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Fulton Bridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fulton Bridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fulton Bridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0884, Longitude: -88.0123     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fulton Bridge 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 Fulton Bridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fulton Bridge.