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Our Genealogical Helper for Bonnie Doone ...

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 Bonnie Doone (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 Bonnie Doone. 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 Bonnie Doone ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bonnie Doone.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bonnie Doone, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bonnie Doone.

Cemeteries Near Bonnie Doone ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bonnie Doone.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE West Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Turner Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  N Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  NW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  N Malone Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  S Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  W Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  W Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  E McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  W Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  E Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cummins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gordon 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 Bonnie Doone in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bonnie Doone.

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Bonnie Doone
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bonnie Doone
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bonnie Doone
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Bonnie Doone
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bonnie Doone
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bonnie Doone
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Bonnie Doone
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bonnie Doone
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier 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 Bonnie Doone. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bonnie Doone 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 and doctors 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Limestone     (The home county for Bonnie Doone)
      Athens   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Country Village   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cullman
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Madison
      Madison   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Decatur   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Bonnie Doone:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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 ...
      Tennessee

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonnie Doone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7743, Longitude: -86.9642     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bonnie Doone 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 Bonnie Doone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bonnie Doone.



 
 
 

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