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Our Genealogical Helper for Morrow Acres ...

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 Morrow Acres (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 Morrow Acres. 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 Morrow Acres ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morrow Acres.

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

Cemeteries Near Morrow Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morrow Acres.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  N Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  N McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  W Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Union 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 Morrow Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Morrow Acres.

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

Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Morrow Acres
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Morrow Acres
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
 
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Morrow Acres
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Morrow Acres
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henryville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Morrow Acres
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Morrow Acres
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Morrow Acres
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
 
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Morrow Acres
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manchester   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Morrow Acres
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Morrow Acres
 - Sidney 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 Morrow Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morrow Acres 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.

Morrow Acres is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marshall     (The home county for Morrow Acres)
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Blount
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Calhoun
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Etowah
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Jackson
      Langston   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Morgan
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Morrow Acres:

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 Marshall 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall 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 ...
      Georgia
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morrow Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3487, Longitude: -86.2575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morrow Acres 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 Morrow Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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