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Pendergrass, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pendergrass ...

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

We've added Pendergrass to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pendergrass, 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 Pendergrass (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 Pendergrass. 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 Pendergrass ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pendergrass.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pendergrass, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pendergrass.

Cemeteries Near Pendergrass ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pendergrass.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maple 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.

Pendergrass itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pendergrass
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pendergrass
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Jink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pendergrass
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pendergrass
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Pendergrass
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pendergrass
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 264 people in 2016)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pendergrass
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling 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 South (S) from Pendergrass
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
Whiton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Pendergrass
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
Ten Broeck   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pendergrass
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pendergrass
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Pendergrass
 - Rogers 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 Pendergrass. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pendergrass 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Pendergrass 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 Pendergrass. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pendergrass:

Marshall     (The home county for Pendergrass)
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Pendergrass:

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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       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 Pendergrass ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in 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 Pendergrass, 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' distance that begins in Pendergrass. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pendergrass) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pendergrass. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4523, Longitude: -86.1019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pendergrass have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pendergrass.