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Burningtree Mountain, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Burningtree Mountain ...

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 Burningtree Mountain (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 Burningtree Mountain. 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 Burningtree Mountain ...

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 Burningtree Mountain.

  • Typical abbreviation for Burningtree Mountain: Burningtree Mtn. (or less commonly used: Burningtree Mntn.)

Newspapers Published in Burningtree Mountain ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burningtree Mountain.

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

Cemeteries Near Burningtree Mountain ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burningtree Mountain.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberts 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 Burningtree Mountain in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Burningtree Mountain.

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

Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Burningtree Mountain
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Burningtree Mountain
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Burningtree Mountain
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Burningtree Mountain
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Burningtree Mountain
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Burningtree Mountain
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Burningtree Mountain
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Burningtree Mountain
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Burningtree Mountain
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Burningtree Mountain
 - Falkville 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 Burningtree Mountain. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burningtree Mountain 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 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Burningtree Mountain)
      Priceville   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   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   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Burningtree Mountain:

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    

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burningtree Mountain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burningtree Mountain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burningtree Mountain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5181, Longitude: -86.9214     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burningtree Mountain 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Burningtree Mountain, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burningtree Mountain.