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Mount Tabor, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Tabor ...

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 Mount Tabor (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 Mount Tabor. 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 Mount Tabor ...

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 Mount Tabor.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Tabor: Mt. Tabor

Newspapers Published in Mount Tabor ...

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 Mount Tabor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Tabor, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Tabor.

Cemeteries Near Mount Tabor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Tabor.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  N Price Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  E Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Orr 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 Mount Tabor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Tabor.

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

Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Tabor
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Tabor
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Tabor
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Mount Tabor
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Mount Tabor
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Mount Tabor
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Tabor
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Mount Tabor
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Tabor
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Tabor
 - Massey 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 Mount Tabor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Tabor 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Mount Tabor is located in Morgan County.

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

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

Morgan     (The home county for Mount Tabor)
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Mount Tabor:

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Morgan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Tabor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4406, Longitude: -86.8667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Tabor 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 Mount Tabor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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