Sunnyside Landing, Alabama
Our Genealogical Helper for Sunnyside Landing ...
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 Sunnyside Landing (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 Sunnyside Landing. 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 Sunnyside Landing ...
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 Sunnyside Landing.
- Typical abbreviation for Sunnyside Landing: Sunnyside Lndg. (or less commonly used: Sunnyside Lndng.)
Newspapers Published in Sunnyside Landing ...
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 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunnyside Landing.
Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunnyside Landing, 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 Sunnyside Landing.
Cemeteries Near Sunnyside Landing ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunnyside Landing.
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 Sunnyside Landing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
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.<3>
While we didn't find Sunnyside Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunnyside Landing.
These communities are listed based on their distance from Sunnyside Landing, with the one closest to Sunnyside Landing listed first.
| Talucah [Map] |
| - || Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || Talucah had a post office and no railroad service |
| Triana [Map] |
| - || Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015) |
| - || Triana had a post office and no railroad service |
| Swancott [Map] |
| - || Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || Swancott had a post office and no railroad service |
| Valhermoso Springs [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || 1895 population of 312 people |
| - || Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service |
| Woodland Mills [Map] |
| - || Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || 1895 population of 52 people |
| - || Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service |
| Somerville [Map] |
| - || Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015) |
| - || Somerville had a post office and no railroad service |
| Priceville [Map] |
| - || Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015) |
| - || Priceville had a post office and no railroad service |
| Stringer [Map] |
| - || Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || Stringer had a post office and no railroad service |
| Whitesburg [Map] |
| - || Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || 1895 population of 80 people |
| - || Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service |
| Greenbrier [Map] |
| - || Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || 1895 population of 49 people |
| - || Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service |
| Mooresville [Map] |
| - || Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015) |
| - || Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service |
| Huntsville [Map] |
| - || Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunnyside Landing |
| - || 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015) |
| - || Huntsville 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 Sunnyside Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunnyside Landing 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.
Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Sunnyside Landing:
These websites are specific to Alabama:
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:
Genealogy information for nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:
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.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunnyside Landing. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Sunnyside Landing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunnyside Landing) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunnyside Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5759, Longitude: -86.7258 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Sunnyside Landing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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|<2>||The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.|
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|<3>||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 Sunnyside Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
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