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Our Genealogical Helper for Byram Heights ...

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 Byram Heights (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 Byram Heights. 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 Byram Heights ...

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 Byram Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Byram Heights: Byram Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Byram Heights ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Byram Heights.

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

Cemeteries Near Byram Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Byram Heights.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morris Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE West Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  S Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  E Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Weir Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hudson 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 Byram Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Byram Heights.

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

Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Byram Heights
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Byram Heights
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Byram Heights
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Byram Heights
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Byram Heights
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Byram Heights
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Byram Heights
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Byram Heights
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Byram Heights
 - Elkmont 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 Byram Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Byram Heights 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Limestone     (The home county for Byram Heights)
      Athens   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Lawrence
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Madison
      Harvest   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Decatur   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 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]   NE   31 miles [49.9 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   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Byram Heights:

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    
Wayne 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Byram Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8043, Longitude: -86.9986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Byram Heights 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 Byram Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Byram Heights.



 
 
 

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