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Mount View, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount View ...

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 Mount View (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 Mount View. 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 Mount View ...

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 Mount View.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount View: Mt. View

Newspapers Published in Mount View ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount View, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount View.

Cemeteries Near Mount View ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount View.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper 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>

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

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

Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount View
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount View
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount View
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount View
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount View
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount View
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Mount View
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount View
 - Walter 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 Mount View. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount View 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 doctors and 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.

Mount View is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Mount View)
      East Point   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Steele   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Mount View:

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 Cullman 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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' distance from Mount View. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount View. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2548, Longitude: -86.7847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount View 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 Mount View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount View.