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Our Genealogical Helper for Cartwright ...

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 Cartwright (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 Cartwright. 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 Cartwright ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cartwright.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cartwright, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cartwright.

Cemeteries Near Cartwright ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cartwright.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Myers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WSW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  SE O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Witty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  E Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  NNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  N Adams Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  S Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  S Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tedd Cemetery [Map]      
  W Barker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gaston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hightower Cemetery [Map]      
  N Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Elledge Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  S Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hesters Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Evans Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  S Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE West Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  E Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harlow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Payne Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shoal Bluff Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW White Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cylone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sylone Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bailes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettusville Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bridgforth Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Trotter Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Case Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW McCravy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Mitchell 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service.

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

O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Cartwright
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Cartwright
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cartwright
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Cartwright
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cartwright
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cartwright
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cartwright
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cartwright
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cartwright
 - Ripley 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 Cartwright. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cartwright 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Limestone     (The home county for Cartwright)
      Cairo   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Lawrence
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Madison
      Harvest   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boonshill (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]
      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   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Cartwright:

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    
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    
Morgan 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cartwright ...

While our initial data for Cartwright came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Cartwright in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Cartwright.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Cartwright:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cartwright.
      See our Misc Page for Cartwright for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cartwright. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8723, Longitude: -87.0647     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cartwright 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 Cartwright, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cartwright.



 
 
 

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