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Meadowood, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Meadowood ...

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 Meadowood (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 Meadowood. 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 Meadowood ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Meadowood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Meadowood, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Meadowood.

Cemeteries Near Meadowood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Meadowood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Short Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beard 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 Meadowood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Meadowood.

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

Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Meadowood
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Meadowood
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,340 people in 2016)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Meadowood
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Meadowood
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Meadowood
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Meadowood
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Meadowood
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Meadowood
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Meadowood
 - Strawberry 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 Meadowood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Meadowood 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Meadowood)
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Meadowood:

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    
Colbert 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    
Lawrence 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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 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 ...

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About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadowood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3637, Longitude: -86.5103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadowood 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 Meadowood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Meadowood.