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Antioch, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Antioch ...

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 Antioch (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 Antioch. 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 Antioch ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Antioch.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Antioch, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Antioch.

Cemeteries Near Antioch ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Antioch.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  S Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wright Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  W McGee Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  S Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holland Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Peppertown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N McDougal Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wolf Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Portertown Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Joseph Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Truitt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Hall Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Fairview Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Wade Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Piney Grove 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.<2>

While we didn't find Antioch in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Antioch.

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

Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Antioch
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Antioch
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Antioch
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Antioch
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Antioch
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Antioch
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Antioch
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Antioch
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Saint Joseph 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 Antioch. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Antioch 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.

Antioch is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Antioch)
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Antioch:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Antioch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8931, Longitude: -87.4734     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Antioch 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 Antioch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Antioch.


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