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Hartselle, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hartselle ...

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 Hartselle (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 Hartselle. 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 Hartselle ...

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 Hartselle.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Hartselle. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Hartselle and those printed in the larger area surrounding Hartselle.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km]<1> of Hartselle.

Cemeteries Near Hartselle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hartselle.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stover 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 Hartselle had a population of 596 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Hartselle had a population of 14,471 people.

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

Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hartselle
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hartselle
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hartselle
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hartselle
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hartselle
 - 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 West Northwest (WNW) from Hartselle
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hartselle
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hartselle
 - Battleground 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 Hartselle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hartselle 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 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Hartselle)
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Cove   [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]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Hartselle:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hartselle ...

While our initial data for Hartselle came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hartselle 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 Hartselle.

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 Hartselle:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Hartselle in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Hartselle for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hartselle.
      See our Misc Page for Hartselle for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hartselle: www.hartselle.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hartselle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4392, Longitude: -86.9398     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hartselle 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 Hartselle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hartselle.