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Mount View, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount View ...

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 View (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 View. 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 View ...

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 View.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount View: Mt. View

Newspapers Published in Mount View ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount View, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount View.

Cemeteries Near Mount View ...

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

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Gunter Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Blue Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sheppard Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Painter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Blountsville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fowler Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Blackwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Daileys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bird Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Douglas Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Altoona Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  W 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 Mount View in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount View.

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

Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Mount View
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Mount View
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Mount View
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount View
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount View
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount View
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Mount View
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount View
 - Wynnville 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 View. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount View 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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 View is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Mount View)
      Craig   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Brooksville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Mount View:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Jefferson 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount View. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1159, Longitude: -86.4667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount View 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 View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount View.


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