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Austinville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Austinville ...

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 Austinville (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 Austinville. 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 Austinville ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Austinville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Austinville, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Austinville.

Cemeteries Near Austinville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Austinville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Penny 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 Austinville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Austinville.

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

Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Austinville
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Austinville
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Austinville
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Austinville
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Austinville
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Austinville
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Austinville
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Austinville
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Austinville
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier 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 Austinville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Austinville 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Austinville)
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful 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 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 Austinville:

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    
Jackson 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      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       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 ...

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 Austinville. 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 Austinville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Austinville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austinville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5748, Longitude: -87.0086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Austinville 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 Austinville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Austinville.