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Sherwood Forest, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sherwood Forest ...

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 Sherwood Forest (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 Sherwood Forest. 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.

Name Variations for Sherwood Forest ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Sherwood Forest.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sherwood Forest: Sherwood Frst.

Newspapers Published in Sherwood Forest ...

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 Sherwood Forest.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sherwood Forest, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sherwood Forest.

Cemeteries Near Sherwood Forest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sherwood Forest.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

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

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

Diamond   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sherwood Forest
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sherwood Forest
 - Sidney 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 Southeast (SE) from Sherwood Forest
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sherwood Forest
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sherwood Forest
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sherwood Forest
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sherwood Forest
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sherwood Forest
 - Friendship 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 Sherwood Forest. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sherwood Forest 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Sherwood Forest)
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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    

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 Sherwood Forest. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Sherwood Forest. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sherwood Forest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3087, Longitude: -86.3786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood Forest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sherwood Forest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sherwood Forest.