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Our Genealogical Helper for Basham ...

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 Basham (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 Basham. 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 Basham ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Basham.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Basham, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Basham.

Cemeteries Near Basham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Basham.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Napps Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  E Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Price Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  S Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dement Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sivley 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 Basham in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Basham.

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

Neel   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Basham
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Basham
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Basham
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Basham
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
 
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Basham
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Basham
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Basham
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Basham
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Basham
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains 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 Basham. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Basham 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 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.

Basham is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

Below are the counties that are near Basham. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Basham:

  DirectionDistance
Morgan     (The home county for Basham)
      Flint City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Blount
      Summit   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      West Point   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Franklin
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Limestone
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Madison
      Triana   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Addison   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Basham:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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 ...
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Basham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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 starting from Basham. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Basham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Basham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5148, Longitude: -87.0181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Basham 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 Basham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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