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Centerville, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Centerville ...

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 Centerville (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 Centerville. 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 Centerville ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Centerville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Centerville, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Centerville.

Cemeteries Near Centerville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Centerville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW East Battleground Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  S Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Central Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Day - Speegle Cemetery [Map]      
  W Blair Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Pullen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethsadia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Chances Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hartwic Cemetery [Map]      
  SE East Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Vernon 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 Centerville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Centerville.

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

Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Centerville
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Centerville
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Centerville
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Centerville
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Centerville
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Centerville
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Centerville
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Centerville
 - Logan 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 Centerville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Centerville 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.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Centerville)
      West Point   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Russell Village   [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]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Centerville:

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    
Etowah 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2762, Longitude: -86.9295     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centerville 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 Centerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Centerville.


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