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Carey, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carey ...

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 Carey (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 Carey. 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 Carey ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carey, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carey.

Cemeteries Near Carey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carey.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE German Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sylone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cylone Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  NW St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pettusville Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  S West Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Concord Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Milhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hardin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hasting Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scrouge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spence Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bailes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Collier Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Trotter Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harlow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cummins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Adams - Crutcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Motes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bridgforth Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Whitfield Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WSW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hutchings Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pulley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crutcher Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Golightly Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Delap - Clemant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Austin Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Ezell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Elliot Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Daly Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Hightower Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  W Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dedman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tuck Cemetery [Map]      
  E Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  E Powers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Booker Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tillery Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gatlin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hopwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Boswell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Croney Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Polar Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Elk River Memorial Gardens [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 Carey in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carey.

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

Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Carey
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carey
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carey
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carey
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Carey
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Carey
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
Estaville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carey
 - Estaville had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Carey
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carey
 - Blackburn 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 Carey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carey 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Carey)
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Carey:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
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     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.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8765, Longitude: -86.9342     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carey 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 Carey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carey.


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