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Our Genealogical Helper for Goddard ...

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 Goddard (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 Goddard. 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 Goddard ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Goddard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Goddard, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Goddard.

Cemeteries Near Goddard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Goddard.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weatherly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Tree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burnt House Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cochran Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lindsey 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 in 1895, Goddard had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Goddard
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Goddard
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Goddard
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Goddard
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Goddard
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Goddard
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Goddard
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Goddard
 - Natural Bridge 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 Goddard. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Goddard 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for Goddard)
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dennis (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Goddard:

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    
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    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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    
Winston 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 Marion County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Goddard ...

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

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

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About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Goddard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Goddard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goddard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2462, Longitude: -87.7036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goddard 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:

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

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