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Eva, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Eva ...

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 Eva (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 Eva. 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 Eva ...

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 Eva.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eva, 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 Eva.

Cemeteries Near Eva ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eva.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Eva Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Key Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Simcoe Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  S East Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  N Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  NE West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holmes 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 in 1895, Eva had a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Eva had a population of 511 people.

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

Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Eva
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Eva
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Eva
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eva
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eva
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Eva
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eva
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eva
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eva
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eva
 - 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 Eva. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eva 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Eva)
      Lacon   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 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]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Eva:

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    
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 Eva ...

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

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 Eva:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Eva in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Eva for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Eva.
      See our Misc Page for Eva for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eva. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eva

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eva. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3305, Longitude: -86.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eva 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 Eva, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eva.


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