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Neel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Neel ...

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 Neel (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 Neel. 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 Neel ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Neel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Neel, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Neel.

Cemeteries Near Neel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Neel.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  W Keys Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  S Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Penn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  W Paff Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Asherbraner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  E Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moody Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wilborn Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  S Day - Speegle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lile 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 in 1895, Neel had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Neel
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Neel
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Neel
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Neel
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Neel
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Neel
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Neel
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Neel
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Neel
 - Falkville 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 Neel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Neel 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.

Neel 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 Neel. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Neel:

Morgan     (The home county for Neel)
      Danville   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Neel:

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    
Franklin 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    
Marion 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Neel ...

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

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 Neel:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Neel.
      See our Misc Page for Neel for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Neel. 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Neel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Neel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4657, Longitude: -87.0611     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Neel 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 Neel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Neel.


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