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Murphree Place, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Murphree Place ...

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 Murphree Place (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 Murphree Place. 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 Murphree Place ...

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 Murphree Place.

  • Typical abbreviation for Murphree Place: Murphree Pl. (or less commonly used: Murphree Plc.)

Newspapers Published in Murphree Place ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Murphree Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Murphree Place, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Murphree Place.

Cemeteries Near Murphree Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Murphree Place.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Parker Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flower Hill 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 Murphree Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Murphree Place.

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

Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murphree Place
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Murphree Place
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Murphree Place
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,393 people in 2016)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Murphree Place
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Murphree Place
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Murphree Place
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Murphree Place
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Murphree Place
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Murphree Place
 - Ripley 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 Murphree Place. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Murphree Place 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 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.

Murphree Place is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Murphree Place)
      Tanner   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Murphree Place:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
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    
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 Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
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The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 beginning in Murphree Place. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Murphree Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphree Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6987, Longitude: -86.9570     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Murphree Place 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 Murphree Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Murphree Place.