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Andrews Chapel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Andrews Chapel ...

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 Andrews Chapel (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 Andrews Chapel. 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 Andrews Chapel ...

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 Andrews Chapel.

  • While the name of this community is Andrews Chapel, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Andrews Chapel may originally have been Andrew's Chapel.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Andrews Chapel might be written as Andrew Chapel.

Newspapers Published in Andrews Chapel ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Andrews Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Andrews Chapel, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Andrews Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Andrews Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Andrews Chapel.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Penn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kitchens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Speake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Holmes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Paff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Aldridge 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.<3>

While we didn't find Andrews Chapel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Andrews Chapel.

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

Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Andrews Chapel
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Andrews Chapel
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Andrews Chapel
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Andrews Chapel
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Andrews Chapel
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Andrews Chapel
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Andrews Chapel
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Andrews Chapel
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Andrews Chapel
 - Jones' Chapel 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 Andrews Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Andrews Chapel 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Andrews Chapel)
      Danville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Andrews Chapel:

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 website for the State of 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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Andrews Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3382, Longitude: -87.0845     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Andrews Chapel 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:

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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 Andrews Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Andrews Chapel.