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Rabbit Town, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rabbit Town ...

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 Rabbit Town (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 Rabbit Town. 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 Rabbit Town ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rabbit Town.

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

Cemeteries Near Rabbit Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rabbit Town.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry - Brookshire 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.<2>

While we didn't find Rabbit Town in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rabbit Town.

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

Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rabbit Town
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,525 people in 2016)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rabbit Town
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Rabbit Town
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rabbit Town
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rabbit Town
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rabbit Town
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rabbit Town
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Rabbit Town
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,437 people in 2016)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Rabbit Town
 - Sidney 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rabbit Town
 - Red Apple 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 Rabbit Town. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rabbit Town 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Rabbit Town)
      Albertville   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Rabbit Town:

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rabbit Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rabbit Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rabbit Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2798, Longitude: -86.2583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rabbit Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Rabbit Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rabbit Town.