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Talucah, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Talucah ...

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 Talucah (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 Talucah. 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 Talucah ...

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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Talucah.

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

Cemeteries Near Talucah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Talucah.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Draper Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Penland - Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Groves Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
  N Powhatan - Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Barclay - Teney Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Arnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gowan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jamar Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  S Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holding Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fennil Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hancock Cemetery [Map]      
  N Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Walling Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Richards Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jordan - Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  E Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Withers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Donegan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McDonnell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Matkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Landman Cemetery [Map]      
  N Green Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Faith Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Collier Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gooch - Dublin Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Camper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Madison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Royal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whitworth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peete Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sand 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Talucah had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Talucah
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Talucah
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Talucah
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Talucah
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Talucah
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Talucah
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Talucah
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Talucah
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Talucah. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Talucah 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Talucah)
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Talucah:

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    
DeKalb 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
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Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Talucah ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Talucah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5562, Longitude: -86.7008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Talucah 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 Talucah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Talucah.


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