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Georgia, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Georgia ...

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 Georgia (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 Georgia. 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 Georgia ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Georgia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Georgia, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Georgia.

Cemeteries Near Georgia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Georgia.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  S Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW East Battleground Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stover 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 Georgia in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Georgia.

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

Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Georgia
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Georgia
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Georgia
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Georgia
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Georgia
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Georgia
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Georgia
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Georgia
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Georgia
 - Simpson 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 Georgia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Georgia 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Georgia)
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Georgia:

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    
Walker 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    

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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Georgia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4534, Longitude: -86.9281     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Georgia 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 Georgia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Georgia.


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