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Shottsville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Shottsville ...

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 Shottsville (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 Shottsville. 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 Shottsville ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shottsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shottsville, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shottsville.

Cemeteries Near Shottsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shottsville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Shottsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Lawhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cockrell - Cofield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bexar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goggans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Lockridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lockridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Newburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spearman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Ebeneezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Childers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chasteene Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nichols Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brazel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mangum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lentz Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Piney Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wiggington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barnesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Galbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gun Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rudicell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rocky Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gober Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCarley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pates Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chamblee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holligan & Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Berry 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Shottsville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bexar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shottsville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Bexar had a post office and no railroad service
Tremont (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shottsville
 - 1895 population of 19 people (with 464 people in 2016)
 - Tremont had a post office and no railroad service
Barnesville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shottsville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Barnesville had a post office and no railroad service
Eastman (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shottsville
 - Eastman had a post office and no railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shottsville
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Red Bay   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Shottsville
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Tilden (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shottsville
 - Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
Fulton (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Shottsville
 - 1895 population of 279 people (with 4,066 people in 2016)
 - Fulton 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 Shottsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shottsville 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.

Shottsville is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Shottsville)
      Weston   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Okolona (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lee (MS)
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tupelo (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Verona (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Shottsville ...

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

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 Shottsville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Shottsville.
      See our Misc Page for Shottsville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shottsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2609, Longitude: -88.1273     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shottsville 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 Shottsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shottsville.