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McLarty, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for McLarty ...

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 McLarty (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 McLarty. 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 McLarty ...

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 McLarty.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McLarty, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McLarty.

Cemeteries Near McLarty ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McLarty.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill 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, McLarty had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from McLarty
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McLarty
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McLarty
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from McLarty
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from McLarty
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McLarty
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McLarty
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McLarty
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McLarty
 - Tappan 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 McLarty. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McLarty 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 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.

McLarty is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for McLarty)
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 McLarty:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Jefferson 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      
Marshall 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 Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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 McLarty ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McLarty. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1768, Longitude: -86.4019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McLarty 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 McLarty, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McLarty.