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Sunny Home, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunny Home ...

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 Sunny Home (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 Sunny Home. 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 Sunny Home ...

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 Sunny Home.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunny Home, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunny Home.

Cemeteries Near Sunny Home ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunny Home.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  E Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weatherly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Springs 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.<2>

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

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

Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunny Home
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Sunny Home
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunny Home
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunny Home
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunny Home
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Sunny Home
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Sunny Home
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunny Home
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunny Home
 - Stinson 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 Sunny Home. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunny Home 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 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for Sunny Home)
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Sunny Home:

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    
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    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunny Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0843, Longitude: -87.6992     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunny Home have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Sunny Home, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunny Home.