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Griffin Addition, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Griffin Addition ...

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 Griffin Addition (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 Griffin Addition. 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 Griffin Addition ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Griffin Addition.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Griffin Addition, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Griffin Addition.

Cemeteries Near Griffin Addition ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Griffin Addition.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  W Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  W Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Penny Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vaughan 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 Griffin Addition in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Griffin Addition.

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

Simpson   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Griffin Addition
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Griffin Addition
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Griffin Addition
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Griffin Addition
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Griffin Addition
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Griffin Addition
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Griffin Addition
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Griffin Addition
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Griffin Addition. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Griffin Addition 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 and doctors 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Griffin Addition)
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Decatur   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Griffin Addition:

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    
Franklin 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    
Lawrence 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     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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Griffin Addition. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5879, Longitude: -87.0220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Griffin Addition 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 Griffin Addition, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Griffin Addition.


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