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Sherwood Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sherwood Estates ...

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 Sherwood Estates (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 Sherwood Estates. 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 Sherwood Estates ...

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 Sherwood Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sherwood Estates: Sherwood Ests.

Newspapers Published in Sherwood Estates ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sherwood Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sherwood Estates, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sherwood Estates.

Cemeteries Near Sherwood Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sherwood Estates.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hacklin 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 Sherwood Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sherwood Estates.

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

Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Sherwood Estates
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Sherwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sherwood Estates
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sherwood Estates
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sherwood Estates
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sherwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sherwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sherwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sherwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville 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 Sherwood Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sherwood Estates 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Sherwood Estates)
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 either 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 Sherwood Estates:

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    
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    
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      
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 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 ...

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About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5818, Longitude: -87.0458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood Estates 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 Sherwood Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sherwood Estates.