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Aqua Vista, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Aqua Vista ...

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 Aqua Vista (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 Aqua Vista. 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 Aqua Vista ...

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 Aqua Vista.

  • Typical abbreviation for Aqua Vista: Aqua Vis.

Newspapers Published in Aqua Vista ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Aqua Vista.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Aqua Vista, 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 Aqua Vista.

Cemeteries Near Aqua Vista ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Aqua Vista.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hale Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Huff Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Price Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  S Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gresham 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 Aqua Vista in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Aqua Vista.

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

Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Aqua Vista
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Aqua Vista
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Aqua Vista
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Aqua Vista
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Aqua Vista
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Aqua Vista
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Aqua Vista
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Aqua Vista
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Aqua Vista
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Aqua Vista
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Aqua Vista
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence 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 Aqua Vista. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Aqua Vista 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 doctors and 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Aqua Vista)
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Killen   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Florence   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Aqua Vista:

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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       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    
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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aqua Vista. 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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Aqua Vista. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aqua Vista) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aqua Vista. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8304, Longitude: -87.4853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aqua Vista 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 Aqua Vista, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aqua Vista.


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