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Our Genealogical Helper for Moss Rock ...

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 Moss Rock (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 Moss Rock. 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 Moss Rock ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moss Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moss Rock, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moss Rock.

Cemeteries Near Moss Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moss Rock.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  S Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Jefferson Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Alton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW McCombs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pinson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Argo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Austin Olds Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Village Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sand Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Branchville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Castle Heights Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Low Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hughes 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 Moss Rock in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Moss Rock.

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

Trussville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Moss Rock
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,023 people in 2015)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
 
Chalkville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moss Rock
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clay   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Moss Rock
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moss Rock
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Moss Rock
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
 
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Moss Rock
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Rock Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Moss Rock
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moody   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moss Rock
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
 
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moss Rock
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,196 people in 2015)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ayres   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Moss Rock
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Moss Rock
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,936 people in 2015)
 - Leeds 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 Moss Rock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moss Rock 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.

Moss Rock is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Moss Rock)
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Trussville   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alton   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cullman
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Acmar   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 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 Moss Rock:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
Tuscaloosa 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 Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Moss Rock. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moss Rock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moss Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6398, Longitude: -86.6017     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moss Rock 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 Moss Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moss Rock.



 
 
 

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