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Glen Haven, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Glen Haven ...

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 Glen Haven (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 Glen Haven. 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 Glen Haven ...

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 Glen Haven.

  • Typical abbreviation for Glen Haven: Glen Hvn. (or less commonly used: Glen Havn.)

Newspapers Published in Glen Haven ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glen Haven.

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

Cemeteries Near Glen Haven ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glen Haven.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hines 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>

While we didn't find Glen Haven in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glen Haven.

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

Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glen Haven
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glen Haven
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glen Haven
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glen Haven
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Glen Haven
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glen Haven
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glen Haven
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Glen Haven
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glen Haven
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Glen Haven
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville 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 Glen Haven. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glen Haven 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 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Glen Haven)
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Grant   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   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]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Glen Haven:

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    
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    
Franklin County (TN):       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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Haven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4820, Longitude: -86.2208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Haven have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glen Haven.