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Old Snead, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Old Snead ...

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 Old Snead (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 Old Snead. 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 Old Snead ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Snead.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Snead, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Old Snead.

Cemeteries Near Old Snead ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Snead.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Lebanon 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 Old Snead in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Snead.

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

Snead   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Old Snead
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Old Snead
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old Snead
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Snead
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Snead
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Old Snead
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Old Snead
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 681 people in 2016)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old Snead
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Old Snead
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Snead
 - Huldah 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 Old Snead. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old Snead 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.

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

Blount     (The home county for Old Snead)
      Snead   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Old Snead:

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    
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    
Talladega 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Snead. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Old Snead. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Old Snead) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Snead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1070, Longitude: -86.3653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Snead 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 Old Snead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Old Snead.