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Morrisville, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Morrisville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Morrisville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Morrisville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Morrisville, please Contact Us.

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 Morrisville (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 Morrisville. 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 Morrisville ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morrisville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morrisville, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morrisville.

Cemeteries Near Morrisville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morrisville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW McDuffie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vaughanville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Geneva City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW McDuffie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eunola Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Liberty Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Royals Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Whitewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coffee Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE East Pittman Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ESE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall & Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Merrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adoniram Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bellwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Travelers Rest 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.

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

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

Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Morrisville
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,424 people in 2016)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
Vaughanville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Morrisville
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
Marl   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Morrisville
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
Highfalls   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Morrisville
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
Coffee Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Morrisville
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Izagora (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Morrisville
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Izagora had a post office and no railroad service
High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Morrisville
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Morrisville
 - Dundee 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 Morrisville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morrisville 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Morrisville is historic, it would have been located within present day Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Geneva     (The home county for Morrisville)
      Geneva   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Samson   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Black   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Central City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elba   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Florala   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Opp   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heath   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Headland   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Steele City (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alford (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Freeport (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vernon (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wausau (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Morrisville:

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 Geneva County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Morrisville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Morrisville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morrisville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morrisville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0549, Longitude: -85.9110     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morrisville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Morrisville.