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Stringer, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stringer ...

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 Stringer (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 Stringer. 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.

Newspapers Published in Stringer ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stringer.

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

Cemeteries Near Stringer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stringer.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hartselle Memory Gardens   [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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Stringer had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Stringer
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stringer
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stringer
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Stringer
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 529 people in 2016)
 - Triana 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 Stringer. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stringer 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Stringer)
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 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   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 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]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Stringer:

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    
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    

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stringer ...

While our initial data for Stringer came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Stringer in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Stringer.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Stringer:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Stringer.
      See our Misc Page for Stringer for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stringer. 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' distance that stretches from Stringer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stringer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stringer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4356, Longitude: -86.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stringer 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 Stringer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stringer.