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Our Genealogical Helper for Crowtown ...

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 Crowtown (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 Crowtown. 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 Crowtown ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crowtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crowtown, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crowtown.

Cemeteries Near Crowtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crowtown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  E Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wise Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  S Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  E Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  W Raper Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  E Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  E Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fennell 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 Crowtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Crowtown.

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

Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Crowtown
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crowtown
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Crowtown
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Crowtown
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Crowtown
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Crowtown
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
 
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Crowtown
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Crowtown
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Crowtown
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crowtown
 - Neel 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 Crowtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crowtown 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 doctors 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Morgan     (The home county for Crowtown)
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Blount
      Summit   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Jackson
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Limestone
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Madison
      Triana   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Winston
      Addison   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Crowtown:

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    
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    
Lincoln 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crowtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5445, Longitude: -86.9206     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crowtown 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 Crowtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crowtown.



 
 
 

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