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Our Genealogical Helper for Bainbridge ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bainbridge. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bainbridge to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bainbridge, please Contact Us.




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 Bainbridge (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 Bainbridge. 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 Bainbridge ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bainbridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bainbridge, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bainbridge.

Cemeteries Near Bainbridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bainbridge.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  S Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW George Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Flint Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  N Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vaughn 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.

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

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

Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bainbridge
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Bainbridge
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bainbridge
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bainbridge
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bainbridge
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bainbridge
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bainbridge
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Bainbridge
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove 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 Bainbridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bainbridge 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bainbridge is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Bainbridge. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bainbridge:

  DirectionDistance
Lauderdale     (The home county for Bainbridge)
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Colbert
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Bainbridge:

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    
Marion 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    
Hardin 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bainbridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Bainbridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bainbridge) 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 Bainbridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bainbridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bainbridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8209, Longitude: -87.6000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bainbridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bainbridge.



 
 
 

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