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Mount Carmel, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Carmel ...

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 Mount Carmel (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 Mount Carmel. 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.

Name Variations for Mount Carmel ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Mount Carmel.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Carmel: Mt. Carmel

Newspapers Published in Mount Carmel ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Carmel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Carmel, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Carmel.

Cemeteries Near Mount Carmel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Carmel.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  E King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Click Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Oak 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 Mount Carmel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Carmel.

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

Manchester   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Carmel
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Carmel
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Carmel
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount Carmel
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Carmel
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Carmel
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Carmel
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Carmel
 - Diamond 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 Mount Carmel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Carmel 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Mount Carmel)
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Mount Carmel:

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    
Cherokee 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    
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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Carmel. 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 stretches from Mount Carmel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Carmel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Carmel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3893, Longitude: -86.3692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Carmel 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 Mount Carmel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount Carmel.