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South Haleyville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for South Haleyville ...

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 South Haleyville (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 South Haleyville. 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 South Haleyville ...

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 South Haleyville.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Haleyville: S. Haleyville

Newspapers Published in South Haleyville ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Haleyville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Haleyville, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Haleyville.

Cemeteries Near South Haleyville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Haleyville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  NE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  N Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  S Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weatherly 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 South Haleyville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of South Haleyville.

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

Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Haleyville
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from South Haleyville
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Haleyville
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from South Haleyville
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from South Haleyville
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from South Haleyville
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from South Haleyville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from South Haleyville
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around South Haleyville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Haleyville 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for South Haleyville)
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 South Haleyville:

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    
Cullman 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    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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    
Itawamba 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Haleyville. 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 'straight-line' distance beginning in South Haleyville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Haleyville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Haleyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2112, Longitude: -87.6350     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Haleyville 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 South Haleyville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for South Haleyville.