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Pumpkin Center, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pumpkin Center ...

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 Pumpkin Center (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 Pumpkin Center. 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 Pumpkin Center ...

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 Pumpkin Center.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pumpkin Center: Pumpkin Ctr. (or less commonly used: Pumpkin Cen., Pumpkin Cent. or Pumpkin Cntr.)

Newspapers Published in Pumpkin Center ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pumpkin Center.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pumpkin Center, 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 Pumpkin Center.

Cemeteries Near Pumpkin Center ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pumpkin Center.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kitchens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Speake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Paff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Milam 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 Pumpkin Center in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pumpkin Center.

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

Neel   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Pumpkin Center
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pumpkin Center
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pumpkin Center. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pumpkin Center 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Pumpkin Center)
      Danville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Pumpkin Center:

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    
Franklin 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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Giles County (TN):       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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pumpkin Center. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4676, Longitude: -87.0867     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pumpkin Center 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 Pumpkin Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pumpkin Center.