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Moore Corner, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Moore Corner ...

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 Moore Corner (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 Moore Corner. 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 Moore Corner ...

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 Moore Corner.

  • Typical abbreviation for Moore Corner: Moore Cor. (or less commonly used: Moore Crn.)

Newspapers Published in Moore Corner ...

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 187 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moore Corner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moore Corner, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moore Corner.

Cemeteries Near Moore Corner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moore Corner.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bryan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Emanuel 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 Moore Corner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Moore Corner.

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

Irondale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Moore Corner
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
Rock Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Moore Corner
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Moore Corner
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moore Corner
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moore Corner
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moore Corner
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
Bridgeton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Moore Corner
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moore Corner
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moore Corner
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,940 people in 2016)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moore Corner
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moore Corner
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Moore Corner
 - Dunnavant 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 Moore Corner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moore Corner 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.

Moore Corner is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Moore Corner)
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Cahaba Landing   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alton   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Zion City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Moore Corner:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moore Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5195, Longitude: -86.6569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moore Corner 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 Moore Corner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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