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Moody, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Moody ...

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 Moody (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 Moody. 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 Moody ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moody.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moody, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moody.

Cemeteries Near Moody ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moody.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bass 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Moody had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Moody had a population of 12,823 people.

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

Brompton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Moody
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Moody
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,940 people in 2016)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Moody
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moody
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,422 people in 2016)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Moody
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Moody
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,213 people in 2016)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moody
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moody
 - McCombs 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 Moody. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moody 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Moody is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Moody)
      Acmar   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Moody:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Moody ...

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

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 Moody:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Moody in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Moody for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Moody.
      See our Misc Page for Moody for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 that begins in Moody. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moody) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moody. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moody

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moody. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5985, Longitude: -86.4971     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moody 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 Moody, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moody.