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Massey, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Massey ...

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 Massey (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 Massey. 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 Massey ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Massey.

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

Cemeteries Near Massey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Massey.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kitchens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Speake Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Penn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gibson 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, Massey had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Massey
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Massey
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Massey
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Massey
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Massey
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Massey
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Massey
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Massey
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Massey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Massey 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Massey)
      Danville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Massey:

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    
Franklin 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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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 Massey ...

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

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 Massey:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Massey.
      See our Misc Page for Massey 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 Massey. 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 from Massey. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Massey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Massey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3704, Longitude: -87.0222     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Massey 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 Massey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Massey.