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Swearengin, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Swearengin ...

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 Swearengin (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 Swearengin. 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 Swearengin ...

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 Swearengin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Swearengin, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Swearengin.

Cemeteries Near Swearengin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Swearengin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hayden 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>

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

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

Preston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Swearengin
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Swearengin
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Swearengin
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Swearengin
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Swearengin
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 264 people in 2016)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Swearengin
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Swearengin
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Swearengin
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Swearengin
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Swearengin
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Swearengin
 - Meltonsville 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 Swearengin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Swearengin 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Swearengin)
      Grant   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Swearengin:

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    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Swearengin ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Swearengin. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Swearengin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Swearengin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swearengin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5634, Longitude: -86.1903     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swearengin 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 Swearengin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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