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Leesdale, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Leesdale ...

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 Leesdale (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 Leesdale. 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 Leesdale ...

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 Leesdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Leesdale, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Leesdale.

Cemeteries Near Leesdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Leesdale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  S Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson 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 Leesdale had a population of 153 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Leesdale
 - 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 Southwest (WSW) from Leesdale
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Leesdale
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Leesdale
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Leesdale
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Leesdale
 - 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 Leesdale
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Leesdale
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Leesdale
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Leesdale
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Leesdale
 - 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 Leesdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Leesdale 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Leesdale)
      Falkville   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [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]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 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   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sipsey   [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   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Leesdale:

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
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 Leesdale ...

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

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 Leesdale:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Leesdale.
      See our Misc Page for Leesdale for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3898, Longitude: -86.9117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leesdale 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 Leesdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Leesdale.