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Minorville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Minorville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Minorville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Minorville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Minorville, please Contact Us.

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 Minorville (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 Minorville. 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 Minorville ...

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 Minorville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Minorville, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Minorville.

Cemeteries Near Minorville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Minorville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ridgway 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.

Minorville itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 36 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Minorville
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,525 people in 2016)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Minorville
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Minorville
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,437 people in 2016)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Minorville
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Minorville
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Minorville
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
Peters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Minorville
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Minorville
 - North 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 Minorville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Minorville 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Minorville is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Minorville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Minorville:

Marshall     (The home county for Minorville)
      Albertville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Minorville:

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    
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    

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 Minorville ...

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

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 Minorville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Minorville.
      See our Misc Page for Minorville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Minorville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Minorville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Minorville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minorville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3148, Longitude: -86.2150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minorville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Minorville.