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Winton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Winton ...

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 Winton (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 Winton. 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 Winton ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Winton, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Winton.

Cemeteries Near Winton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Leemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Breeding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grantland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Somerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Redoak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edmonson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Penland - Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Powhatan - Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lawrence Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crow 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 Winton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Winton.

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

Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Winton
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 712 people in 2016)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winton
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Winton
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Winton
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Winton
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
Triana   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Winton
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 529 people in 2016)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Winton
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Winton
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville 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 Winton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winton 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 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.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Winton)
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Winton:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5118, Longitude: -86.7508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winton 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 Winton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Winton.