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Woodall Place, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodall Place ...

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 Woodall Place (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 Woodall Place. 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 Woodall Place ...

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 Woodall Place.

  • Typical abbreviation for Woodall Place: Woodall Pl. (or less commonly used: Woodall Plc.)

Newspapers Published in Woodall Place ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodall Place.

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

Cemeteries Near Woodall Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodall Place.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove 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 Woodall Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Woodall Place.

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

Grant   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Woodall Place
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodall Place
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Woodall Place
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodall Place
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Woodall Place
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodall Place
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Woodall Place
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Woodall Place
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope 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 Woodall Place. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodall Place 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Woodall Place)
      Grant   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reece City   [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]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Woodall Place:

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    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodall Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5509, Longitude: -86.2575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodall Place 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 Woodall Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodall Place.