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Caddo, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Caddo ...

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 Caddo (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 Caddo. 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 Caddo ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Caddo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Caddo, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Caddo.

Cemeteries Near Caddo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Caddo.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Penny Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  N Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  S Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Moulton Municipal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Paff Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  S Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Terry 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 Caddo in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Caddo.

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

Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Caddo
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Caddo
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Caddo
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Caddo
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Caddo
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Caddo
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Caddo
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Caddo
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Caddo
 - Jesseton 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 Caddo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Caddo 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.

Caddo is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Caddo)
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Caddo:

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 Lawrence 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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caddo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5693, Longitude: -87.1400     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caddo 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 Caddo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Caddo.


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