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Priceville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Priceville ...

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 Priceville (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 Priceville. 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 Priceville ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Priceville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Priceville, 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 Priceville.

Cemeteries Near Priceville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Priceville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wright Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  S Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  E Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  E Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  N Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Napps Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  S Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holding Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Robinson 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 Priceville had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Priceville had a population of 3,179 people.

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

Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Priceville
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Priceville
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Priceville
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Priceville
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Priceville
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Priceville
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Priceville
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Priceville
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale 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 Priceville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Priceville 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Priceville)
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Priceville:

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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln 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 Priceville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Priceville. 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 Priceville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Priceville) 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 Priceville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Priceville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Priceville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5239, Longitude: -86.8856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Priceville 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 Priceville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Priceville.


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