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Thomas Place, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Thomas Place ...

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 Thomas Place (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 Thomas Place. 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 Thomas Place ...

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 Thomas Place.

  • Typical abbreviation for Thomas Place: Thomas Pl. (or less commonly used: Thomas Plc.)

Newspapers Published in Thomas Place ...

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 Thomas Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thomas Place, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thomas Place.

Cemeteries Near Thomas Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thomas Place.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Herrin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Penn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Thomas Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Thomas Place.

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

Battleground   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Thomas Place
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thomas Place
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Thomas Place
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thomas Place
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Thomas Place
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas Place
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas Place
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thomas Place
 - Jones' Chapel 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 Thomas Place. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thomas Place 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Thomas Place)
      Lacon   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Thomas Place:

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    
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      
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    

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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Thomas Place. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thomas Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomas Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3201, Longitude: -86.9931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomas Place 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 Thomas Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thomas Place.