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Mount Hebron, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Hebron ...

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 Hebron (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 Hebron. 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 Hebron ...

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 Hebron.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Hebron: Mt. Hebron

Newspapers Published in Mount Hebron ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Hebron.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Hebron, 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 Mount Hebron.

Cemeteries Near Mount Hebron ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  N High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Alldredge 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 Hebron in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Hebron.

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

Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Hebron
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
Alice   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Hebron
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Mount Hebron
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Hebron
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 681 people in 2016)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Hebron
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Hebron
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Red Apple - Historic   [Map]
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Hebron
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Mount Hebron
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Hebron
 - McLarty 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 Hebron. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Hebron 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 Hebron 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 Hebron. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mount Hebron:

Marshall     (The home county for Mount Hebron)
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Hebron:

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    
Jefferson 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    
Talladega 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Mount Hebron. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Hebron) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Hebron. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1423, Longitude: -86.2894     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Hebron 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 Hebron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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