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Guin, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Guin ...

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 Guin (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 Guin. 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 the area of Guin ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Guin.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Guin. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Guin and those printed in the larger area surrounding Guin.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> of Guin.

Cemeteries Near Guin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Guin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKinley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Plynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fulton Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moses Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spruiell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donham 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, Guin had a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Guin had a population of 2,305 people.

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

Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Guin
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Guin
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Guin
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Guin
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Guin
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,531 people in 2016)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Guin
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Guin
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Guin
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Guin
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow 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 Guin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Guin 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 hospitals 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for Guin)
      Gu-Win   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Guin:

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    
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      
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Guin ...

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

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 Guin:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Guin in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Guin for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Guin.
      See our Misc Page for Guin for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Guin: www.guinal.org/

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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 from Guin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Guin) 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 Guin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Guin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9685, Longitude: -87.9121     [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 Guin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Guin.