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Maudlin, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Maudlin ...

So far, we have found very little information about Maudlin. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Maudlin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Maudlin, please Contact Us.

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 Maudlin (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 Maudlin. 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 Maudlin ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maudlin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Maudlin, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Maudlin.

Cemeteries Near Maudlin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maudlin.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Moodys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Altoona Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Clements Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Choate Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harris Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Reeves Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gallant Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sauls Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakhill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Deerman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Painter Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Robbins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bird Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Conn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dillard Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Daileys Chapel 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.

While we didn't find Maudlin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Maudlin.

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

Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Maudlin
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Maudlin
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Champion   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Maudlin
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Maudlin
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Whitney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Maudlin
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
Gallant   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Maudlin
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
Oneonta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Maudlin
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Maudlin
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office

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

Although our information shows that the community of Maudlin is historic, it would have been located within present day Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Maudlin)
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Maudlin:

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Maudlin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Maudlin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Maudlin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maudlin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9515, Longitude: -86.3472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Maudlin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Maudlin.


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