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Morris, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Morris ...

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 Morris (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 Morris. 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 Morris ...

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 Morris.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morris, 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 Morris.

Cemeteries Near Morris ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morris.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Warrior Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Narl Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Love Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Lilly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vandiver Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Holston Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Elvester Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cardiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Old Compton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Linns Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bivens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmony 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Morris had a population of 156 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Morris had a population of 1,933 people.

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

Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Morris
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,192 people in 2016)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Morris
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
Bradford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Morris
 - Bradford had a post office and railroad service
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Morris
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
Linton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Morris
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
New Castle   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Morris
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
Brookside   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Morris
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,323 people in 2016)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
Selfville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Morris
 - Selfville had a post office and no railroad service
Linn Crossing   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Morris
 - Linn Crossing 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 Morris. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morris 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.

Morris 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 Morris. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Morris:

Jefferson     (The home county for Morris)
      Kimberly   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Majestic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Castle   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fultondale   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Watson   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Morris:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
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    
Winston 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Morris ...

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

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 Morris:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Morris in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Morris for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Morris.
      See our Misc Page for Morris for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morris. 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 begins in Morris. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morris) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morris. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7467, Longitude: -86.8040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morris 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 Morris, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Morris.