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Gallant, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gallant ...

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 Gallant (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 Gallant. 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 Gallant ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gallant.

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

Cemeteries Near Gallant ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gallant.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Deerman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Reeves Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lebanon 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Gallant had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Gallant
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Gallant
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
Stanfield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Gallant
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Gallant
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gallant
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gallant
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 681 people in 2016)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gallant
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
Attalla   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Gallant
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,865 people in 2016)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Gallant. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gallant 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.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Gallant)
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Altoona   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Gallant:

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    
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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gallant ...

While our initial data for Gallant came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Gallant 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 Gallant.

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 Gallant:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gallant.
      See our Misc Page for Gallant for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gallant. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gallant

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gallant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9992, Longitude: -86.2456     [Map].

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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 Gallant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gallant.