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Cedar Plains, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar Plains ...

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 Cedar Plains (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 Cedar Plains. 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 Cedar Plains ...

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 Cedar Plains.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cedar Plains: Cedar Plns.

Newspapers Published in Cedar Plains ...

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 Cedar Plains.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cedar Plains, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cedar Plains.

Cemeteries Near Cedar Plains ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cedar Plains.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Day - Speegle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  W Campground Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE East Battleground Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Penn Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  E Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Simms Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Central Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
  W Asherbraner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Center Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  E Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Friendship 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 Cedar Plains had a population of 40 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Massey   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cedar Plains
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Cedar Plains
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cedar Plains
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Plains
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Plains
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cedar Plains
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cedar Plains
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cedar Plains
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cedar Plains
 - Upshaw 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 Cedar Plains. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedar Plains 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Cedar Plains)
      Falkville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 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   30 miles [48.3 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   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Cedar Plains:

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    
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    
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 Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cedar Plains ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Plains. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3651, Longitude: -86.9964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Plains 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 Cedar Plains, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cedar Plains.


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