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Sunrise Shores, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunrise Shores ...

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 Sunrise Shores (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 Sunrise Shores. 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 Sunrise Shores ...

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 Sunrise Shores.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sunrise Shores: Sunrise Shrs.

Newspapers Published in Sunrise Shores ...

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 Sunrise Shores.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunrise Shores, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunrise Shores.

Cemeteries Near Sunrise Shores ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunrise Shores.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guntersville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Hill 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 Sunrise Shores in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunrise Shores.

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

Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunrise Shores
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunrise Shores
 - 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 South (S) from Sunrise Shores
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunrise Shores
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunrise Shores
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,437 people in 2016)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sunrise Shores
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
Hyatt   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Sunrise Shores
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sunrise Shores
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunrise Shores
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunrise Shores
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunrise Shores
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill 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 Sunrise Shores. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunrise Shores 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Sunrise Shores)
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Sunrise Shores:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunrise Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3220, Longitude: -86.3291     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunrise Shores 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 Sunrise Shores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunrise Shores.