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Our Genealogy Helper for Moulton ...

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 Moulton (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Moulton. 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.

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 hospitals 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.

Moulton is located in Appanoose County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Appanoose County: Davis, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne, Putnam (MO) & Schuyler (MO).

Below are the counties that are near Moulton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Moulton:

Appanoose     (The home county for Moulton)
  Orleans   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Coal City   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Udell   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Unionville   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Exline   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rathbun   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cincinnati   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Moravia   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mystic   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Brazil   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Numa   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Walnut City   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  West Grove   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Paris   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Drakesville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Floris   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Batavia   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Libertyville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Abingdon   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hedrick   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Martinsburg   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Russell   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chariton   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lakonta   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cedar   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wright   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Beacon   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bussey   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marysville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Indiana   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Albia   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lovilia   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Van Buren
  Milton   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Selma   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cantril   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Douds   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leando   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Keosauqua   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Sterling   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Blakesburg   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cliffland   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ottumwa   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chillicothe   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Agency   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Eldon   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Eddyville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kirkville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Competine   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Promise City   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Confidence   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Corydon   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Millerton   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Allerton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clio   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Adair (MO)
  Novinger (MO)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kirksville (MO)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Millard (MO)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brashear (MO)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Knox (MO)
  Greensburg (MO)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baring (MO)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rutledge (MO)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Putnam (MO)
  Livonia (MO)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pearl City (MO)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Worthington (MO)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Unionville (MO)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Powersville (MO)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lucerne (MO)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Schuyler (MO)
  Coatsville (MO)   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Glenwood (MO)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lancaster (MO)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Queen City (MO)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Downing (MO)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greentop (MO)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Scotland (MO)
  Memphis (MO)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arbela (MO)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Granger (MO)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gorin (MO)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  South Gorin (MO)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sullivan (MO)
  Greencastle (MO)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pollock (MO)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Green City (MO)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Milan (MO)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Newtown (MO)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Moulton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moulton.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Moulton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Sunnyview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Croft Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hetzler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orleans Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Staten Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otterbein South Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otterbien Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Kerby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Burgher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE John Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Pelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hilltown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perjue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sharon Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Coatesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Paris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Zoar Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Runkles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Hism Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bratcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hargrave Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Unionville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Shoney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hammans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Porter Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Moulton ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moulton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Moulton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Moulton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Moulton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km] of Moulton.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Moulton had a population of 769 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Moulton had a population of 580 people.

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

Dean   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Moulton
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Dean had a post office and railroad service
Monterey   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moulton
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
West Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Moulton
 - West Grove had a post office and railroad service
Coatsville (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Moulton
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Coatsville had a post office and railroad service
Udell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Moulton
 - Udell had railroad service and no post office
Sedan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moulton
 - Sedan had railroad service and no post office
Mark   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Moulton
 - Mark had a post office and no railroad service
Paris   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Moulton
 - Paris had railroad service and no post office
Exline   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Moulton
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 154 people in 2018)
 - Exline had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Moulton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moulton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Moulton:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Iowa to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Appanoose County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Davis County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Keokuk County:     Cyndi's



Lucas County:     Cyndi's



Mahaska County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Van Buren County:     Cyndi's



Wapello County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Adair County (MO):     Cyndi's



Knox County (MO):     Cyndi's



Putnam County (MO):     Cyndi's



Schuyler County (MO):     Cyndi's



Scotland County (MO):     Cyndi's



Sullivan County (MO):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Appanoose County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Iowa

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 Iowa
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Moulton ...

While our initial data about Moulton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Moulton 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 Moulton.

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 Moulton:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Moulton in these Censuses: 2010-1970. See our Census Page for Moulton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Moulton. See our Misc Page for Moulton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Iowa

About Appanoose County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moulton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moulton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moulton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6854, Longitude: -92.6765     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moulton 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 Moulton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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