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Henderson, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Henderson ...

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 Henderson (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 Henderson. 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 Henderson ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Henderson.

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

Cemeteries Near Henderson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Henderson.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  S Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  W Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  N Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Groves Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mitchell 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 Henderson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Henderson.

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

Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Henderson
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Henderson
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Henderson
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Henderson
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Henderson
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Henderson
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Henderson
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Henderson
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Henderson
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Henderson
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Henderson
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Henderson
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville 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 Henderson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Henderson 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Henderson)
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Henderson:

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    

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 Henderson. 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 from Henderson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Henderson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4851, Longitude: -86.8311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henderson 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 Henderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Henderson.


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