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Morgan Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Morgan Springs ...

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 Morgan Springs (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 Morgan Springs. 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 Morgan Springs ...

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 Morgan Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Morgan Springs: Morgan Spgs. (or less commonly used: Morgan Spngs. or Morgan Sprngs.)

Newspapers Published in Morgan Springs ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morgan Springs.

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

Cemeteries Near Morgan Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morgan Springs.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Faith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Turner Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Waycross Cemetery [Map]      
  S Elvins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethesda Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Curry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW DeYampert Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Campbellite Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burroughs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Walthill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Heiberger Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burrough Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Redick Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hill Place Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Turpin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Wilfrids Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Marion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Scarborough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ramey Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Stokes Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greensboro Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Heard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morning Star 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 Morgan Springs had a population of 42 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Folsom   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Morgan Springs
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
Brush Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Morgan Springs
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Brush Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ironville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Morgan Springs
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ironville had a post office and no railroad service
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Morgan Springs
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Jericho had a post office and no railroad service
Marion   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Morgan Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,982 people (with 3,447 people in 2015)
 - Marion had a post office and railroad service
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Morgan Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,387 people in 2015)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
Levert   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Morgan Springs
 - Levert had a post office and no railroad service
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Morgan Springs
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 179 people in 2015)
 - Newbern 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 Morgan Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morgan Springs 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.

Morgan Springs is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for Morgan Springs)
      Marion   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jones   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Browns   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Safford   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Morgan Springs:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Morgan Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morgan Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgan Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7454, Longitude: -87.4158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morgan Springs 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 Morgan Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Morgan Springs.


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