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Hyatt, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hyatt ...

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 Hyatt (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 Hyatt. 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 Hyatt ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hyatt.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hyatt, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hyatt.

Cemeteries Near Hyatt ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hyatt.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Harmony 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 in 1895, Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Horton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hyatt
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hyatt
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hyatt
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hyatt
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hyatt
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hyatt
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hyatt
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hyatt
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hyatt
 - Highmound 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 Hyatt. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hyatt 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 and doctors 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.

Hyatt is located in Marshall County.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Hyatt)
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 either 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 Hyatt:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hyatt ...

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

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 Hyatt:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hyatt.
      See our Misc Page for Hyatt for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hyatt. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Hyatt. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hyatt) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hyatt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2343, Longitude: -86.3430     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hyatt 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 Hyatt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hyatt.