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Tanner Heights, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tanner Heights ...

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 Tanner Heights (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 Tanner Heights. 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 Tanner Heights ...

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 Tanner Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Tanner Heights: Tanner Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Tanner Heights ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tanner Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tanner Heights, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tanner Heights.

Cemeteries Near Tanner Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tanner Heights.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Powell's Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Puckett 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 Tanner Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tanner Heights.

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

Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tanner Heights
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,373 people in 2017)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tanner Heights
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tanner Heights
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tanner Heights
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tanner Heights
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tanner Heights
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,463 people in 2017)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tanner Heights
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tanner Heights
 - Battleground 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 Tanner Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tanner Heights 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Tanner Heights)
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Tanner Heights:

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    
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      
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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tanner Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4223, Longitude: -86.9314     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tanner Heights 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:

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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 Tanner Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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