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Misty Harbor, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Misty Harbor ...

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 Misty Harbor (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 Misty Harbor. 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.

Name Variations for Misty Harbor ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Misty Harbor.

  • Typical abbreviation for Misty Harbor: Misty Hbr. (or less commonly used: Misty Harb. or Misty Hrbr.)

Newspapers Published in Misty Harbor ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Misty Harbor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Misty Harbor, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Misty Harbor.

Cemeteries Near Misty Harbor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Misty Harbor.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Dorsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baldwin Heights 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.<2>

While we didn't find Misty Harbor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Misty Harbor.

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

Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Misty Harbor
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Misty Harbor
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Misty Harbor
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Misty Harbor
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Misty Harbor
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Misty Harbor
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Misty Harbor
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Misty Harbor
 - Reid's 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 Misty Harbor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Misty Harbor 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.

Misty Harbor is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

Below are the counties that are near Misty Harbor. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Misty Harbor:

Cullman     (The home county for Misty Harbor)
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Misty Harbor:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Misty Harbor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Misty Harbor. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Misty Harbor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Misty Harbor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0268, Longitude: -86.9292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Misty Harbor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Misty Harbor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Misty Harbor.