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Bonneville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bonneville ...

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 Bonneville (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 Bonneville. 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 Bonneville ...

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 Bonneville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bonneville, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bonneville.

Cemeteries Near Bonneville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bonneville.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cummins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nick Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Milhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hutchings Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adams - Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dedman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Booker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Golightly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Motes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trotter 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 Bonneville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bonneville.

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

Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bonneville
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bonneville
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bonneville
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Bonneville
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bonneville
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bonneville
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bonneville
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Bonneville
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville 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 Bonneville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bonneville 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.

Bonneville is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Bonneville)
      Athens   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Bonneville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       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      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonneville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8465, Longitude: -86.9358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bonneville 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 Bonneville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bonneville.


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