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Kirbytown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kirbytown ...

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 Kirbytown (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 Kirbytown. 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 Kirbytown ...

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 Kirbytown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kirbytown, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kirbytown.

Cemeteries Near Kirbytown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kirbytown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

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

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

Preston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kirbytown
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kirbytown
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kirbytown
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kirbytown
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 264 people in 2016)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kirbytown
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Kirbytown
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kirbytown
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kirbytown
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak 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 Kirbytown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kirbytown 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 hospitals 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Kirbytown)
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Kirbytown:

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    
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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kirbytown. 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 stretches from Kirbytown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kirbytown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirbytown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5048, Longitude: -86.1286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kirbytown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Kirbytown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kirbytown.