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Our Genealogical Helper for Gu-Win ...

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 Gu-Win (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 Gu-Win. 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 Gu-Win ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gu-Win.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gu-Win, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gu-Win.

Cemeteries Near Gu-Win ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gu-Win.

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 Gu-Win covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McKinley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henson 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 Gu-Win in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Gu-Win.

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

Guin   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gu-Win
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gu-Win
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,468 people in 2017)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gu-Win
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gu-Win
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gu-Win
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gu-Win
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Gu-Win
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 185 people in 2017)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gu-Win
 - Gold Mine 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 Gu-Win. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gu-Win 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 and doctors 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for Gu-Win)
      Guin   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abney (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwood Springs (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hamilton (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Gu-Win:

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:

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    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gu-Win. 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 that stretches from Gu-Win. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gu-Win) 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 Gu-Win. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gu-Win

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gu-Win. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9543, Longitude: -87.8713     [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 Gu-Win, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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