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Marshall, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Marshall ...

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 Marshall (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 Marshall. 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 Marshall ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marshall.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Marshall, 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 Marshall.

Cemeteries Near Marshall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marshall.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rock Springs 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Marshall had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Marshall
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,710 people in 2016)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Rains - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Marshall
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Marshall
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Fenton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Marshall
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Marshall
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Marshall
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,525 people in 2016)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Red Apple - Historic   [Map]
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Marshall
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
Pulltight   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Marshall
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Marshall
 - Mountainboro 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 Marshall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Marshall 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Marshall)
      Boaz   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Marshall:

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    
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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Marshall ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marshall. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2429, Longitude: -86.1447     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marshall 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 Marshall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marshall.