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Falkville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Falkville ...

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 Falkville (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 Falkville. 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 the area of Falkville ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Falkville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Falkville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Falkville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Falkville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> of Falkville.

Cemeteries Near Falkville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Falkville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Penn 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Falkville had a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Falkville had a population of 1,260 people.

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

Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Falkville
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Falkville
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Falkville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Falkville
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Falkville
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Falkville
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Falkville
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Falkville
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Falkville
 - Clifty 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 Falkville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Falkville 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 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Falkville)
      Lacon   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Falkville:

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    
Jefferson 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      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Falkville ...

While our initial data for Falkville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Falkville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Falkville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Falkville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Falkville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Falkville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Falkville.
      See our Misc Page for Falkville for more information.

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 Falkville. 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Falkville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Falkville) 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 Falkville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Falkville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Falkville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3794, Longitude: -86.9088     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Falkville 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 Falkville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Falkville.