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Guntersville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Guntersville ...

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 Guntersville (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 Guntersville. 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 Guntersville ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Guntersville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Guntersville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Guntersville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Guntersville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> of Guntersville.

Cemeteries Near Guntersville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Guntersville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  S High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirkland 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 Guntersville had a population of 471 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Guntersville had a population of 8,429 people.

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

North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Guntersville
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Guntersville
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Guntersville
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Guntersville
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Guntersville
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Guntersville
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Guntersville
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Guntersville
 - Street 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 Guntersville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Guntersville 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 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.

Guntersville is located in Marshall County and is the County Seat.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Guntersville)
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Taits Gap   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Taft   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Guntersville:

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    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Guntersville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Guntersville:

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Guntersville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Guntersville) 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 Guntersville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Guntersville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guntersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3673, Longitude: -86.2634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Guntersville 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:

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

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