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Our Genealogical Helper for Campbell ...

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 Campbell (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 Campbell. 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 Campbell ...

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 Campbell.

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

Cemeteries Near Campbell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Campbell.

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

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

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Campbell
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Campbell
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Campbell
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Campbell
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Campbell
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Campbell
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Campbell
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Campbell
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Campbell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Campbell 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Limestone     (The home county for Campbell)
      Athens   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      West Point   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jackson
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Lawrence
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 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   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Madison
      Harvest   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Decatur   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Campbell:

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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Campbell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7873, Longitude: -86.9939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Campbell 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 Campbell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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