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Grayson, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Grayson ...

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 Grayson (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 Grayson. 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 Grayson ...

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 Grayson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grayson, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grayson.

Cemeteries Near Grayson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grayson.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Lowrimore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holmes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tapsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McLemore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bogar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Frost 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>

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

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

Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Grayson
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Grayson
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Grayson
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Grayson
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Grayson
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Grayson
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Grayson
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grayson
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Grayson
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Grayson
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville 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 Grayson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Grayson 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Winston     (The home county for Grayson)
      Addison   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 Grayson:

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:

Blount 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grayson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2804, Longitude: -87.3195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grayson 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grayson.