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Our Genealogical Helper for Moundville ...

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 Moundville (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 Moundville. 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 the area of Moundville ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moundville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Moundville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Moundville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Moundville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> of Moundville.

Cemeteries Near Moundville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moundville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carthage Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hulls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Havana Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Star of Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sylvan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mileous Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parham Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitsitt - Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E South Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grants Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pruitt Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sealy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Spencers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Akron New Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel 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 Moundville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Moundville.

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

Powers   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Moundville
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Moundville
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moundville
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Moundville
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moundville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Phipps - Historic   [Map]
 - While Phipps was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moundville
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Phipps had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Moundville
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Moundville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville 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 Moundville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moundville 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 hospitals and 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.

Moundville is primarily located in Hale County. A portion of Moundville extends into Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Moundville)
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brent   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Town   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lizzieville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pearson   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]

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

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 - 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 Moundville:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale 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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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Moundville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moundville) 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 Moundville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moundville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moundville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9966, Longitude: -87.6276     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moundville 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:

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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 Moundville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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