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Our Genealogical Helper for Grant ...

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 Grant (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 Grant. 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 Grant ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grant.

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

Cemeteries Near Grant ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grant.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Erwin 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, Grant had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Grant had a population of 907 people.

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

Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Grant
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Grant
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Grant
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Grant
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Grant
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Grant
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grant
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Grant
 - Henryville 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 Grant. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Grant 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Grant)
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 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]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Grant:

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    
Colbert 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    
Lincoln 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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Grant ...

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

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 Grant:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Grant in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Grant for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Grant.
      See our Misc Page for Grant for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grant: www.grantalabama.com/

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 'straight-line' distance starting from Grant. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grant) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5272, Longitude: -86.2530     [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 Grant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grant.