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Our Genealogy Helper for Red Bay ...

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 Red Bay (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Red Bay. 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.

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.

Red Bay is located in Franklin County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

Below are the counties that are near Red Bay. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Red Bay:

  • Franklin County     (The home county of Red Bay)
    • Burntout [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burntout
      • Burntout [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Red Bay
      • Burntout has also been known as:
      • Burn Out
      • Burnout
      • Burnt Out
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burntout
    • Vina [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vina
      • Vina [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vina
    • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slickrock Ford
      • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slickrock Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hodges [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<3>
    • Belgreen [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgreen
      • Belgreen [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgreen
    • Russellville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<3>
    • Spruce Pine [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Phil Campbell [Franklin County]
    • Churntown [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churntown
      • Churntown [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churntown
  • Colbert County
    • Good Springs [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
      • Good Springs [Colbert County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Denton [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Colbert County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cherokee [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
      • Cherokee [Colbert County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<3>
    • Red Rock [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Colbert County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Caryton [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caryton
      • Caryton [Colbert County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caryton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gatesville [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesville
      • Gatesville [Colbert County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
    • Doubleheads Village [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doubleheads Village
      • Doubleheads Village [Colbert County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doubleheads Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chickasaw [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickasaw
      • Chickasaw [Colbert County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickasaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverton [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Colbert County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<3>
    • Sheffield [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Colbert County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<3>
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<3>
  • Lamar County
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<3>
    • Beaverton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
      • Beaverton [Lamar County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<3>
    • Sulligent [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
      • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<3>
  • Lauderdale County
    • Waterloo [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Lauderdale County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<3>
    • Florence [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
  • Marion County
    • Weston [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Marion County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Hackleburg [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackleburg
      • Hackleburg [Marion County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackleburg
    • Hamilton [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Marion County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Bear Creek [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bear Creek<3>
    • Twin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
      • Twin [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin
    • Guin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guin
      • Guin [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guin<3>
    • Brilliant [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
      • Brilliant [Marion County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brilliant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant<3>
    • Gu-Win [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gu-Win
      • Gu-Win [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gu-Win
    • Winfield [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Marion County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,519 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
  • Winston County
    • Haleyville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haleyville
      • Haleyville [Winston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haleyville<3>
    • Natural Bridge [Winston County]
  • Alcorn County (MS)
    • Jacinto [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacinto
      • Jacinto [Alcorn County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacinto
    • Rienzi [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rienzi
      • Rienzi [Alcorn County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 308 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rienzi
    • Glen [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen
      • Glen [Alcorn County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen
    • Farmington [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Alcorn County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Corinth [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Alcorn County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corinth<3>
    • Kossuth [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kossuth
      • Kossuth [Alcorn County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kossuth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kossuth<3>
  • Itawamba County (MS)
    • Oakland [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Itawamba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<3>
    • Fulton [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<3>
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<3>
    • Abney [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abney
      • Abney [Itawamba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abney
    • Greenwood [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Itawamba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Carolina [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Itawamba County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
  • Lee County (MS)
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<3>
    • Richmond [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Lee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<3>
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<3>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<3>
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<3>
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<3>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<3>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<3>
  • Monroe County (MS)
    • Riggins [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riggins
      • Riggins [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riggins
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<3>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Amory [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
      • Amory [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<3>
    • Gattman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gattman
      • Gattman [Monroe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattman
    • Greenwood Springs [Monroe County]
  • Pontotoc County (MS)
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<3>
  • Prentiss County (MS)
    • New Site [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Site
      • New Site [Prentiss County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Site
    • Marietta [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Prentiss County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Altitude [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altitude
      • Altitude [Prentiss County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altitude
    • Lake City [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Prentiss County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Wheeler [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler
      • Wheeler [Prentiss County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler
    • Booneville [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
      • Booneville [Prentiss County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,497 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<3>
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
  • Tishomingo County (MS)
    • Golden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Tishomingo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<3>
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
    • Dennis [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
      • Dennis [Tishomingo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
    • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tishomingo
      • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tishomingo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tishomingo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tishomingo<3>
    • Paden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden
      • Paden [Tishomingo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden
    • Oldham [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldham
      • Oldham [Tishomingo County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
    • Iuka [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iuka
      • Iuka [Tishomingo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iuka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iuka<3>
    • Burnsville [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Tishomingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Red Bay ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Bay.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Red Bay. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Red Bay and those printed in the larger area surrounding Red Bay.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 27 miles [43.5 km] of Red Bay.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Red Bay:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Red Bay ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Bay.

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

  • Tharp Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tharp Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tharp Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tharp Cemetery
  • Red Bay City Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
  • Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
  • Bullen Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Berry Cemetery
    • White Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Cemetery
    • Epps Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Epps Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Epps Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epps Cemetery
    • Burges Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burges Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burges Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burges Cemetery
    • Burgess Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burgess Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burgess Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgess Cemetery
    • McCarley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCarley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCarley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCarley Cemetery
    • Halltown Cemetery
    • Hodge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hodge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hodge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodge Cemetery
    • Butler Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Butler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Butler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler Cemetery

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Red Bay had a population of 3,085 people.

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

  • Red Bay [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bay
    • Red Bay [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Red Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,085 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bay<3>
  • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
  • Eastman [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastman
    • Eastman [Itawamba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bay
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eastman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastman
  • Pleasant Site [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Site
    • Pleasant Site [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Site have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Site
  • Shottsville [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shottsville
    • Shottsville [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shottsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shottsville
  • Good Springs [Colbert County] - Historic
    • While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
    • Good Springs [Colbert County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maud [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maud
      • Maud [Colbert County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maud had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
    • Denton [Colbert County] - Historic
      • While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Colbert County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Denton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hazeldell [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazeldell
      • Hazeldell [Prentiss County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Red Bay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hazeldell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazeldell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazeldell
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tremont had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<3>
    • Bishop [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
      • Bishop [Colbert County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Red Bay
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
    • Belgreen [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgreen
      • Belgreen [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Red Bay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 136 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgreen
    • Rock Creek [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Colbert County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bay
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • New Site [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Site
      • New Site [Prentiss County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Site had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Site
    • Bexar [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bexar
      • Bexar [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Red Bay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bexar had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bexar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bexar

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Red Bay. See our List of 1890's Communities around Red Bay.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Red Bay ...

While our initial data about Red Bay came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Red Bay 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 Red Bay.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Red Bay:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Red Bay in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Red Bay for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Red Bay. See our Misc Page for Red Bay for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red Bay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Red Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4442, Longitude: -88.1476    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Red Bay, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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