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Moragne, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Moragne ...

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 Moragne (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 Moragne. 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 Moragne ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moragne.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moragne, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moragne.

Cemeteries Near Moragne ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moragne.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alabama City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crestwood Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tillison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Deerman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis 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>

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

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

Littleton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moragne
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
Stanfield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moragne
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
Attalla   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Moragne
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,865 people in 2016)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Moragne
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moragne
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 35,837 people in 2016)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
Avery   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moragne
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
Gallant   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moragne
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
Etowahton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Moragne
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
Crudup   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moragne
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moragne
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Moragne
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Moragne
 - Steele 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 Moragne. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moragne 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 hospitals 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.

Moragne is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Moragne)
      Ridgeville   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Ivalee   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Moragne:

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 Etowah 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    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 starting from Moragne. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moragne) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moragne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0295, Longitude: -86.1111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moragne 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 Moragne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moragne.