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Morgan City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Morgan City ...

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 Morgan City (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 Morgan City. 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 Morgan City ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morgan City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morgan City, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morgan City.

Cemeteries Near Morgan City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morgan City.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Penland - Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nelson 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 Morgan City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Morgan City.

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

Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Morgan City
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Morgan City
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Morgan City
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Morgan City
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Morgan City
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Morgan City
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Morgan City
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Morgan City
 - Friendship 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 Morgan City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morgan City 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 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.

Morgan City is located in Morgan County.

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

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

Morgan     (The home county for Morgan City)
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Morgan City:

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.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 starting in Morgan City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morgan City) 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 Morgan City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morgan City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgan City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4720, Longitude: -86.5697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morgan City 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 Morgan City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Morgan City.