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Our Genealogical Helper for Wolftown ...

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 Wolftown (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 Wolftown. 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 Wolftown ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wolftown.

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

Cemeteries Near Wolftown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wolftown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Raper Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Paff Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  E Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lile Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Penny Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wade Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Woodard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wilborn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NNW McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moulton Municipal 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 Wolftown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wolftown.

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

Neel   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wolftown
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wolftown
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wolftown
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wolftown
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wolftown
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wolftown
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Wolftown
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wolftown
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wolftown
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wolftown
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wolftown
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wolftown
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains 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 Wolftown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wolftown 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 and hospitals 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Morgan     (The home county for Wolftown)
      Trinity   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Blount
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cullman
      West Point   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Franklin
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lawrence
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Limestone
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Madison
      Triana   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Wolftown:

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    
Franklin 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    
Marion 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wolftown. 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/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wolftown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5137, Longitude: -87.1061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wolftown 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 Wolftown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wolftown.



 
 
 

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