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Snead, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Snead ...

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 Snead (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 Snead. 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 Snead ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Snead.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Snead, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Snead.

Cemeteries Near Snead ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Snead.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Painter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Altoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moodys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hebron 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, Snead had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Snead had a population of 841 people.

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

Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Snead
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Snead
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Snead
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Snead
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Snead
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Snead
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Snead
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Reedbrake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Snead
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Snead
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Snead
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Snead
 - 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 Snead. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Snead in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Snead is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Snead)
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Snead:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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      
Marshall 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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 Snead ...

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

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 Snead:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Snead in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Snead for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Snead.
      See our Misc Page for Snead for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Snead. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Snead) 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 Snead. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Snead

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1163, Longitude: -86.3893     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snead 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:

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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 Snead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Snead.