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Reedbrake, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Reedbrake ...

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

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

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reedbrake.

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

Cemeteries Near Reedbrake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Reedbrake.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  W Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blue Ridge 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.

Reedbrake 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 Reedbrake, with the one closest to Reedbrake listed first.

Horton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Reedbrake
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Reedbrake
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Reedbrake
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Alice   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Reedbrake
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reedbrake
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Reedbrake
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Reedbrake
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Reedbrake
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 681 people in 2016)
 - Walnut Grove 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 Reedbrake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reedbrake in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Reedbrake)
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Horton   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 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   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 it should be mentioned 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 Reedbrake:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Reedbrake ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

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 Reedbrake, 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Reedbrake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Reedbrake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reedbrake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1612, Longitude: -86.3144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reedbrake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Reedbrake.