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Moulton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Moulton ...

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 Moulton (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 Moulton. 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 the area of Moulton ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moulton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Moulton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Moulton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Moulton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of Moulton.

Cemeteries Near Moulton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moulton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Moulton Municipal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Almon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Byars Cemetery [Map]      
  W Heflin Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Long Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Paff Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Bogar Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cheatham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Woodard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  E Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Aldridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilborn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Landersville Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  W Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McLemore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tapsville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jetton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Mayes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wear 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 Moulton had a population of 426 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Moulton had a population of 3,337 people.

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

Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Moulton
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Moulton
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moulton
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moulton
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moulton
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moulton
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moulton
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Moulton
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope 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 Moulton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moulton 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.

Moulton is located in Lawrence County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Moulton)
      Wren   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Moulton:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Moulton ...

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

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 Moulton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Moulton in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Moulton for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Moulton.
      See our Misc Page for Moulton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Moulton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moulton) 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 Moulton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moulton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moulton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4843, Longitude: -87.2831     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moulton 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 Moulton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moulton.


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