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Our Genealogy Helper for Gold Mine ...

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 Gold Mine (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Gold Mine. 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.

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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for Gold Mine)
  Brilliant   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Rock City   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Twin   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gu-Win   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Guin   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hackleburg   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Weston   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Denton - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Glen Allen   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bazemore   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bluff   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kirkland   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rossland City   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bankston   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Berry   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belk   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ashcraft Corner   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hodges   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Vina   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burntout   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Red Bay   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beaverton   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sulligent   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Detroit   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Vernon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hightogy   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kennedy   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Millport   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wren   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Eldridge   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kansas   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Nauvoo   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Slicklizzard   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carbon Hill   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Townley   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Corona   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Patton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oakman   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Farriss   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Natural Bridge   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Glen Mary   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lynn   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Boar Tush   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Haleyville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
  Tremont (MS)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oakland (MS)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fulton (MS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
  Gattman (MS)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenwood Springs (MS)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Smithville (MS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hatley (MS)   [Map]     W   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 Gold Mine, see our County-by-County Page for Gold Mine.

Newspapers Published in Gold Mine ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gold Mine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gold Mine, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gold Mine.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Gold Mine:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lamar County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Itawamba County (MS):     Cyndi's



Monroe County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Marion County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Gold Mine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gold Mine.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Gold Mine covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sullens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  ENE Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weatherly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon MB Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  NNW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moses Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty 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, Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gold Mine
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gold Mine
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,477 people in 2018)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Gold Mine
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gold Mine
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gold Mine
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Gold Mine
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gold Mine
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gold Mine
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Gold Mine
 - Lynn 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 Gold Mine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gold Mine in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gold Mine ...

While our initial data about Gold Mine came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Gold Mine 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 Gold Mine.

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 Gold Mine:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gold Mine. See our Misc Page for Gold Mine for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Mine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0393, Longitude: -87.7436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gold Mine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches website.
<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 Gold Mine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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