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Arnot, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Arnot ...

Although we found mention of Arnot during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Arnot was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

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 Arnot (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 Arnot. 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 Arnot ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arnot.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arnot, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arnot.

Cemeteries Near Arnot ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arnot.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  N Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wolf Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Wade Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holland Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  S Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Nolen Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW George Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  S McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wayland Springs Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McDougal Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE St. Joseph Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Railroad Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hall Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Fairview Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Hardwick Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Simmons Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Old Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Roberson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Paulk 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 Arnot in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Arnot.

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

Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Arnot
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Arnot
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Arnot
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Arnot
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Arnot
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Arnot
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Arnot
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Iron City (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Arnot
 - 1895 population of 381 people
 - Iron City 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 Arnot. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arnot 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Arnot)
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Arnot:

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    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin 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    
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 ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Arnot and then turned west". While Arnot could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Arnot as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Arnot could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Arnot.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Arnot. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arnot) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arnot. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arnot

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arnot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9193, Longitude: -87.5709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arnot have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Arnot, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arnot.


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