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Moshat, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Moshat ...

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 Moshat (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 Moshat. 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 Moshat ...

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 Moshat.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moshat, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moshat.

Cemeteries Near Moshat ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moshat.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sand Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sheepskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sardis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Waterhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mackey 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 in 1895, Moshat had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Coloma - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Moshat
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
Bomar   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moshat
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
Noah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moshat
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moshat
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,555 people in 2016)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
Ricks - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Moshat
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
Key   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moshat
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
Exie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moshat
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
Plano   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Moshat
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moshat
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Moshat. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moshat 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Moshat is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Moshat)
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Moshat:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moshat. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1187, Longitude: -85.6222     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moshat 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 Moshat, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moshat.