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Masonville, Alabama

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So far, we have found very little information about Masonville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Masonville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Masonville, please Contact Us.

About Masonville
Masonville is historic and would have been located within present day Lauderdale County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Masonville ...

-profile   General information about Masonville
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Masonville
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Masonville (By-County)
-census   Census information for Masonville
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Masonville
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Masonville
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Masonville
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Masonville
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Masonville
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Masonville
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Masonville
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Masonville has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '142097'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Masonville.
Historic Community
We use the term 'historic' broadly and in our Gazetteer, it generally means that the community no longer exists. That said, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past.

If we can be more specific, then you'll see either:

- 'Ghost Town' to indicate that while some ruins are in the vicinity of where the community once stood, the community no longer exists. Being a Ghost Town does not mean that people no longer live or conduct business in the area. When visiting a Ghost Town, please be sure to respect private property.

- 'Shadow Town' to indicate that the community was much larger in the past and while some people may continue to live there, the community is a shadow of its past.

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Masonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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