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Danville, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Danville ...

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 Danville (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 Danville. 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 Danville ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Danville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Danville, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Danville.

Cemeteries Near Danville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Danville.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kitchens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Speake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Paff Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cheatham 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.<3>

While we didn't find Danville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Danville.

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

Neel   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Danville
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Danville
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Danville
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Danville
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Danville
 - 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 Danville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Danville 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 and hospitals 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Danville)
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Danville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Danville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Danville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Danville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4145, Longitude: -87.0875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Danville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Danville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Danville.


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