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Bluff City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bluff City ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bluff City. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bluff City to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bluff City, please Contact Us.

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 Bluff City (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 Bluff City. 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 Bluff City ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluff City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bluff City, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bluff City.

Cemeteries Near Bluff City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bluff City.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NE New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Penland - Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powhatan - Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fennil Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Faith Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackwell 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.

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

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

Triana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bluff City
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 529 people in 2016)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Bluff City
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Bluff City
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bluff City
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bluff City
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bluff City
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bluff City
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Bluff City
 - 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 Bluff City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bluff City 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 and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bluff City is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Bluff City. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bluff City:

Morgan     (The home county for Bluff City)
      Somerville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 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]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Bluff City:

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    
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.

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<1>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 Bluff City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Bluff City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluff City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bluff City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluff City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5456, Longitude: -86.7814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluff City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bluff City.