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Cain Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cain Landing ...

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 Cain Landing (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 Cain Landing. 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 Cain Landing ...

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 Cain Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cain Landing: Cain Lndg. (or less commonly used: Cain Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Cain Landing ...

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 Cain Landing.

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

Cemeteries Near Cain Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cain Landing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powhatan - Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Quarter Lot 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]     
  NNE Jamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Faith Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wise 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 Cain Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cain Landing.

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

Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cain Landing
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cain Landing
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 529 people in 2016)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cain Landing
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Cain Landing
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cain Landing
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cain Landing
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cain Landing
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cain Landing
 - 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 Cain Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cain Landing 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Cain Landing)
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Somerville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 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   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Cain Landing:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cain Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5501, Longitude: -86.8014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cain Landing 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 Cain Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cain Landing.