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Moore's Bridge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Moore's Bridge ...

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's Bridge (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's Bridge. 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's Bridge ...

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's Bridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Moore's Bridge: Moores Brg. (or less commonly used: Moores Brdg. or Moores Brdge.)

Newspapers Published in Moore's Bridge ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moore's Bridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moore's Bridge, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moore's Bridge.

Cemeteries Near Moore's Bridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moore's Bridge.

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's Bridge covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Moores Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW New Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Phillips Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hannah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wommack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Dunn Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunns Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Gravlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Haygood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marvin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Espy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashcraft Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hargrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gordo City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dennis Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE South Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Unity Grove Upper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Unity Grove Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Savage 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 Moore's Bridge had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lubbub   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moore's Bridge
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Moore's Bridge
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
Gordo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Moore's Bridge
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,672 people in 2016)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
Palmetto   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moore's Bridge
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Moore's Bridge
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moore's Bridge
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Bell   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Moore's Bridge
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
Reform   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moore's Bridge
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,616 people in 2016)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Moore's Bridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moore's Bridge 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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's Bridge is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Moore's Bridge)
      Echola   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - although it should be mentioned 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's Bridge:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Moore's Bridge came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Moore's Bridge 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 Moore's Bridge.

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 Moore's Bridge:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Moore's Bridge.
      See our Misc Page for Moore's Bridge for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 'point-to-point' distance from Moore's Bridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moore's Bridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moore's Bridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4487, Longitude: -87.7936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moore's Bridge 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's Bridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moore's Bridge.