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Moulton Heights, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Moulton Heights ...

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 Moulton Heights (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 Moulton Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Moulton Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Moulton Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Moulton Heights: Moulton Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Moulton Heights ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moulton Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moulton Heights, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moulton Heights.

Cemeteries Near Moulton Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moulton Heights.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Round Island 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 Moulton Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Moulton Heights.

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

Simpson   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Moulton Heights
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Moulton Heights
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moulton Heights
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Moulton Heights
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moulton Heights
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moulton Heights
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Moulton Heights
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moulton Heights
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier 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 Moulton Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moulton Heights 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Moulton Heights)
      Decatur   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Moulton Heights:

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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln 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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moulton Heights. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Moulton Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moulton Heights) 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 Moulton Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moulton Heights

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moulton Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5973, Longitude: -87.0145     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moulton Heights 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 Moulton Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moulton Heights.