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Russell Village, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Russell Village ...

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 Russell Village (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 Russell Village. 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 Russell Village ...

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 Russell Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Russell Village: Russell Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Russell Village ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Russell Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Russell Village, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Russell Village.

Cemeteries Near Russell Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Russell Village.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  N Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  E Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SE Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  W Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Chapel 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 Russell Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Russell Village.

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

Simpson   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Russell Village
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Russell Village
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Russell Village
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Russell Village
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Russell Village
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Russell Village
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Russell Village
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Russell Village
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle 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 Russell Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Russell Village 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 doctors and 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Russell Village)
      Decatur   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Russell Village:

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    
Lawrence 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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Russell Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Russell Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5623, Longitude: -86.9911     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Russell Village 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 Russell Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Russell Village.


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