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Littleton, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Littleton ...

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 Littleton (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Littleton. 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.

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.

Littleton is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Littleton)
  Ridgeville   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Egypt   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Ivalee   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Reece City   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Mountainboro   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Greer - Historic   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Attalla   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Alabama City   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gadsden   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bird - Historic   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Snead   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Taits Gap   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Susan Moore   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Craig   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fridays Crossing   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hoods Crossroads   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fowler - Historic   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Appalachian   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Straight Mountain   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Highland Lake   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Brooksville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oak Level   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cochran Springs   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ohatchee   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Adelia - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Angel   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Beasley - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Clark - Historic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boozer - Historic   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Centre   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coloma - Historic   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Spring Garden   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Howells Crossroads   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Taft   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gaylesville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rock Run   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kirk's Grove   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Broomtown   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Borden Springs   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  White City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  East Point   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cotnam   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Collinsville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Geraldine   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chigger Hill   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Floy - Historic   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clyde - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grove Oak   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fyffe   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dog Town   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Langston   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Section   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aspel   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dutton   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Scottsboro   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ayres   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Village Springs   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Masseyline   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clay   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Palmerdale   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Breakstone Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  East Trussville - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Trafford   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Trussville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cahaba Village   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grayson Valley   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pinson   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bartlett - Historic   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Horton   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bowen - Historic   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Big Spring - Historic   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Askea Grove   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Hulaco   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eva   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
  Steele   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ashville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ragland   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wattsville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Springville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Avondale Village   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Argo   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Colony   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Windsong Island   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Munford   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Littleton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Littleton.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Littleton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Alabama City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crestwood Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Lincoln Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Littleton ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Littleton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Littleton, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Littleton.

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, Littleton had railroad service and no post office.

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

Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Littleton
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
Norton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Littleton
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
Stanfield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Littleton
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Littleton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Attalla   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Littleton
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,799 people in 2018)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Littleton
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
Avery   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Littleton
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
Haworth - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Littleton
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
Gallant   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Littleton
 - Gallant 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 Littleton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Littleton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Littleton:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Littleton ...

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

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 Littleton:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Littleton. See our Misc Page for Littleton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Littleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0670, Longitude: -86.1330     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Littleton 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 Littleton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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