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Our Genealogical Helper for Huntsville ...

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 Huntsville (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 Huntsville. 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 Huntsville ...

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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Huntsville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Huntsville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Huntsville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Huntsville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> of Huntsville.

Cemeteries Near Huntsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Huntsville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Merrimack Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nickle - Martin - Rathbone Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Northside Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Taylor Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Matkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McDonnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Landman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Donegan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valhalla Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Normal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jude Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maddera Cemetery   [Map]     
  W East Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Jordan - Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore - Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Strong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Strong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Eldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fennil Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Love - Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Huntsville Memory Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Faith Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Russell J Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Steger - Ormond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Acklin - Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hammond - Roult Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Otey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morgan - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fowlkes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Gooch - Dublin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Camper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Griffie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hereford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sublett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crowson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jehu Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clopton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bentley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Strawder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meridianville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Douglass - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Strong - Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Powhatan - Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morrow - Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chambless - Byrne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Connally Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Belleview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cavett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clift Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Penland - Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gladstone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spriggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Drake - Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Daniel - Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roundtree - Gentry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Flint River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hymen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sandidge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fords Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vasser - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Toney 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 Huntsville had a population of 7,995 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Huntsville had a population of 194,585 people.

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

Mercury   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Huntsville
 - Mercury had railroad service and no post office
 
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monrovia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Moore's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Huntsville
 - Moore's Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meridianville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Meridianville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gladstone   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Huntsville
 - Gladstone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bell Factory   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bell Factory had a post office and railroad service
 
Jeff   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Huntsville
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Huntsville
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg 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 Huntsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Huntsville 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 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.

Huntsville is primarily located in Madison County and is the County Seat. A portion of Huntsville extends into Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Huntsville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Huntsville:

  DirectionDistance
Madison     (The home county for Huntsville)
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Blount
      Summit   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Limestone
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Morgan
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Huntsville:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Madison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Madison 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 ...
      Tennessee

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Huntsville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Huntsville: www.ci.huntsville.al.us/

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huntsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7333, Longitude: -86.5972     [Map].

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

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