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Battleground, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Battleground ...

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 Battleground (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 Battleground. 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 Battleground ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Battleground.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Battleground, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Battleground.

Cemeteries Near Battleground ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Battleground.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE East Battleground Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Day - Speegle Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  E Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  W Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Central Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Penn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Chances Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Center Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Pullen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NW Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Asherbraner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  W Penn 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, Battleground had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Massey   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Battleground
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Battleground
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Battleground
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Battleground
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Battleground
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Battleground
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Battleground
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Battleground
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Battleground. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Battleground 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Battleground is located in Cullman County.

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

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

Cullman     (The home county for Battleground)
      West Point   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Battleground:

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 Cullman 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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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 Battleground ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Battleground. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Battleground) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Battleground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3045, Longitude: -86.9964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Battleground 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 Battleground, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Battleground.


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