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Twin, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Twin ...

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 Twin (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 Twin. 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 Twin ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twin, 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 Twin.

Cemeteries Near Twin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Twin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McKinley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moses Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Poplar Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Poplar Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Streetman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fulton Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henson 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 Twin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Twin.

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

Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Twin
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Twin
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Twin
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Twin
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,531 people in 2016)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twin
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Twin
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Twin
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Twin
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Twin
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton 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 Twin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twin 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 and doctors 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for Twin)
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Twin:

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    
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    
Lowndes 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Twin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Twin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0083, Longitude: -87.8535     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Twin.