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Mount Zion, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Zion ...

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 Zion (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 Zion. 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 Zion ...

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 Zion.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Zion: Mt. Zion

Newspapers Published in Mount Zion ...

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 Mount Zion.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Zion, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Zion.

Cemeteries Near Mount Zion ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fellowship 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 Zion in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Zion.

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

Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Zion
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Mount Zion
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Zion
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount Zion
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Zion
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Mount Zion
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Zion
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Mount Zion
 - Trimble 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 Zion. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Zion 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 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 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.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Mount Zion)
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned 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 Zion:

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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Mount Zion. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Zion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1126, Longitude: -87.1053     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Zion 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 Zion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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