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Capshaw, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Capshaw ...

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 Capshaw (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 Capshaw. 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 Capshaw ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Capshaw.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Capshaw, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Capshaw.

Cemeteries Near Capshaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Capshaw.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pike Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Clift Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Betts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Holder Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fowlkes Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morgan - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Douglass - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  NE White Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cummins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  W Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  S Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Whitworth Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Madison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Camper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Royal Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gooch - Dublin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Huntsville Memory Gardens [Map]      
  E Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fords Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dedman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tuck Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hutchings Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Peete Cemetery [Map]      
  S Withers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Maddera Cemetery [Map]      
  E Indian Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Seay Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Love - Wilburn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. James Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bouldin - Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Powers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  N Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Faith Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Green Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE East Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E King Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Seay Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Conley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Seay Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Conley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wilburn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Booker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pulley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Concord Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hammond - Roult Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kincaid Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  N Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crutcher Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  S Holding Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jamar Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hancock Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nickle - Martin - Rathbone Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Northside Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hereford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fearn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Madison Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  N Adams - Crutcher Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hardin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Milhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  W West Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW German Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Arnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gowan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Taylor Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Eldridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Strong - Douglas Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gladstone Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beaverdam Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carpenter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kincaid Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bayless Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Golightly Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones 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 Capshaw in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Capshaw.

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

Monrovia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Capshaw
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
Cluttsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Capshaw
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
Jeff   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Capshaw
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Capshaw
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Wooley Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Capshaw
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Capshaw
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Capshaw
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Huntsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Capshaw
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
Gladstone   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Capshaw
 - Gladstone had a post office and no railroad service
Madison Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Capshaw
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Madison Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Capshaw
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville 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 Capshaw. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Capshaw 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 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Capshaw)
      Country Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Toney   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trigg (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Capshaw:

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    
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 ...

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 ...

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

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 Capshaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Capshaw) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Capshaw. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Capshaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Capshaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7731, Longitude: -86.7928     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Capshaw 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 Capshaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Capshaw.


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