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Johnson, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Johnson ...

So far, we have found very little information about Johnson. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Johnson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Johnson, please Contact Us.

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 Johnson (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 Johnson. 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 Johnson ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Johnson, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Johnson.

Cemeteries Near Johnson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Johnson.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah 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.

While we didn't find Johnson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Johnson.

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

North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Johnson
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Johnson
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Johnson
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Johnson
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Johnson
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,437 people in 2016)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Johnson
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Johnson
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Johnson
 - Meltonsville 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 Johnson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Johnson 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Johnson is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Johnson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Johnson:

Marshall     (The home county for Johnson)
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Johnson:

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    
Cherokee 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    
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
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
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About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Johnson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Johnson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Johnson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4176, Longitude: -86.3014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Johnson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Johnson.