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Oden Ridge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oden Ridge ...

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 Oden Ridge (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 Oden Ridge. 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 Oden Ridge ...

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 Oden Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Oden Ridge: Oden Rdg. (or less commonly used: Oden Rdge. or Oden Ridg.)

Newspapers Published in Oden Ridge ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oden Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oden Ridge, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oden Ridge.

Cemeteries Near Oden Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oden Ridge.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Key Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reed 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 Oden Ridge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oden Ridge.

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

Eva   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Oden Ridge
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Oden Ridge
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oden Ridge
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oden Ridge
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oden Ridge
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Oden Ridge
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Oden Ridge
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Oden Ridge
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oden Ridge
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs 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 Oden Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oden Ridge 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Oden Ridge)
      Eva   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Oden Ridge:

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    
DeKalb 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    
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      
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 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
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About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oden Ridge. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Oden Ridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oden Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oden Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3740, Longitude: -86.7622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oden Ridge 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 Oden Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oden Ridge.