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Cedar Lake, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar Lake ...

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 Cedar Lake (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 Cedar Lake. 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 Cedar Lake ...

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 Cedar Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cedar Lake: Cedar Lk.

Newspapers Published in Cedar Lake ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Lake.

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

Cemeteries Near Cedar Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cedar Lake.

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

Distance &

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

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

Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cedar Lake
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Cedar Lake
 - 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 (N) from Cedar Lake
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cedar Lake
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Lake
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cedar Lake
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Cedar Lake
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cedar Lake
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle 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 Cedar Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedar Lake 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Cedar Lake)
      Russell Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Decatur   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [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]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Cedar Lake:

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
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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5545, Longitude: -86.9736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Lake 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 Cedar Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cedar Lake.