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Heritage Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Heritage Estates ...

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 Heritage Estates (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 Heritage Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Heritage Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Heritage Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Heritage Estates: Heritage Ests.

Newspapers Published in Heritage Estates ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Heritage Estates.

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

Cemeteries Near Heritage Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Heritage Estates.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  N Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burt Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  N Binford Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  N Benford Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  S O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  N Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Swoope 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 Heritage Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Heritage Estates.

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

Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Heritage Estates
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Heritage Estates
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Heritage Estates
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Heritage Estates
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Heritage Estates
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Heritage Estates
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Heritage Estates
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Heritage Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Heritage Estates
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Heritage Estates
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Heritage Estates
 - Ripley 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 Heritage Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Heritage Estates 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Heritage Estates)
      Trinity   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Heritage Estates:

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:

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    
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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heritage Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5892, Longitude: -87.0686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Heritage Estates 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 Heritage Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Heritage Estates.


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