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Valley View, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Valley View ...

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 Valley View (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 Valley View. 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 Valley View ...

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 Valley View.

  • Typical abbreviation for Valley View: Valley Vw.

Newspapers Published in Valley View ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Valley View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Valley View, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Valley View.

Cemeteries Near Valley View ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Valley View.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Price Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  W Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stover 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 Valley View in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Valley View.

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

Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Valley View
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Valley View
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Valley View
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Valley View
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Valley View
 - Stringer 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 Valley View. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Valley View 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Valley View)
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Valley View:

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    
Walker 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    

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Valley View. 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 begins in Valley View. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Valley View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley View. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4673, Longitude: -86.9406     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Valley View 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 Valley View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valley View.


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