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Center Dale, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Center Dale ...

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 Center Dale (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 Center Dale. 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 Center Dale ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Center Dale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Center Dale, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Center Dale.

Cemeteries Near Center Dale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Center Dale.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Etha Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Eva Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Simcoe Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Key Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW East Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bell Springs 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 Center Dale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Center Dale.

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

Eva   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Center Dale
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Center Dale
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Center Dale
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Center Dale
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Center Dale
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Center Dale
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Center Dale
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Center Dale
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Center Dale
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills 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 Center Dale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Center Dale 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Center Dale)
      Eva   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Center Dale:

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    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Saint Clair 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Dale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3212, Longitude: -86.7231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center Dale 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 Center Dale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Center Dale.


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