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Martintown, Alabama
(Winston County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Martintown ...

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 Martintown (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 Martintown. 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 Martintown ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Martintown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Martintown, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Martintown.

Cemeteries Near Martintown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Martintown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  W John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fortner 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>

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

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

Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Martintown
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Martintown
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Martintown
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Martintown
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Martintown
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Martintown
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Martintown
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Martintown
 - Camp Spring 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 Martintown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Martintown 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Martintown is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Martintown)
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Martintown:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston 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 Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martintown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2909, Longitude: -87.5856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Martintown 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 Martintown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Martintown.