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Logan, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Logan ...

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 Logan (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 Logan. 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 Logan ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Logan.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Logan, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Logan.

Cemeteries Near Logan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Logan.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Shedd Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hartwic Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chances Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sharon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Livingston Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Calvert Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brushy Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethsadia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pullen Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Central Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Persimmon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ryans Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Valley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hefner Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kinneys Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hamner Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hadder Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Addington Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Addison Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Eagle 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, Logan had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Logan
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Logan
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Logan
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Logan
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Logan
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Logan
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Logan
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Logan
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Logan
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Logan
 - Ardell 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 Logan. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Logan 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.

Logan is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

Below are the counties that are near Logan. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Logan:

Cullman     (The home county for Logan)
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Logan:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Logan ...

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

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 Logan:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Logan.
      See our Misc Page for Logan for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Logan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cullman 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 that starts in Logan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Logan) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Logan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1382, Longitude: -87.0064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Logan 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 Logan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Logan.


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