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Glen Mary, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Glen Mary ...

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 Mary (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 Mary. 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 Glen Mary ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glen Mary.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glen Mary, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glen Mary.

Cemeteries Near Glen Mary ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE West Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  SSE Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  N Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  N Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burleson 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 Mary in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glen Mary.

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

Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glen Mary
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Glen Mary
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glen Mary
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Glen Mary
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glen Mary
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glen Mary
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glen Mary
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glen Mary
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glen Mary
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo 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 Mary. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glen Mary 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 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 Mary is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

Below are the counties that are near Glen Mary. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Glen Mary:

Winston     (The home county for Glen Mary)
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Patton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Glen Mary:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 beginning in Glen Mary. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glen Mary) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Mary. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1243, Longitude: -87.6236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Mary 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 Mary, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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