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Center Star, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Center Star ...

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 Center Star (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 Center Star. 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 Center Star ...

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 Center Star.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Center Star, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Center Star.

Cemeteries Near Center Star ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Center Star.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hale Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peck Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  S Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Huff Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  N Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  W Price Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  N Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N McDougal Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Price Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holland Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  E Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Portertown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Peppertown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Kachelman 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 Center Star in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Center Star.

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

Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Center Star
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Center Star
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Center Star
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Center Star
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Center Star
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Center Star
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Center Star
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Center Star
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Center Star
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Center Star. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Center Star 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 and doctors 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.

Center Star is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Center Star)
      Beach Grove   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Elgin   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Center Star:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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    
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    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Star. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8615, Longitude: -87.4556     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center Star 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 Center Star, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Center Star.


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