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Six Way, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Six Way ...

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 Six Way (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 Six Way. 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 Six Way ...

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 Six Way.

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

Cemeteries Near Six Way ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Six Way.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW 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 Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  S Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hunley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rather 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 Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rowe 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 Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wiggins 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]     


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 Six Way in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Six Way.

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

Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Six Way
 - 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 Six Way
 - 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 Six Way
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Six Way
 - 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 Six Way
 - 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 Six Way
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Six Way
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Six Way
 - 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 Six Way. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Six Way 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Six Way)
      Priceville   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 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]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brooksville   [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]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   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   38 miles [61.2 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]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [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]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 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]
      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   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 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]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 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 Six Way, see our County-by-County Page for Six Way.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Six Way:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
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 ...

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 Six Way. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Six Way. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Six Way) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Six Way. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5245, Longitude: -86.8828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Six Way 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 Six Way, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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