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Marylee, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Marylee ...

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 Marylee (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 Marylee. 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 Marylee ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marylee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Marylee, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Marylee.

Cemeteries Near Marylee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marylee.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Baptist Church 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>

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

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

Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Marylee
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Marylee
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Marylee
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Marylee
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Marylee
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Marylee
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Marylee
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Marylee
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston 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 Marylee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Marylee 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 and 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.

Marylee is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Marylee)
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

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 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 Marylee:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount 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    
Jefferson 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Marylee ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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 that begins in Marylee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marylee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marylee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9793, Longitude: -87.1917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marylee 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 Marylee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marylee.