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Clarksville Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Clarksville Landing ...

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 Clarksville Landing (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 Clarksville Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Clarksville Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Clarksville Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Clarksville Landing: Clarksville Lndg. (or less commonly used: Clarksville Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Clarksville Landing ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarksville Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clarksville Landing, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clarksville Landing.

Cemeteries Near Clarksville Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clarksville Landing.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Rescue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St.s Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edmonson 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.<3>

While we didn't find Clarksville Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Clarksville Landing.

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

Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Clarksville Landing
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Oleander   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Clarksville Landing
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clarksville Landing
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Clarksville Landing
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Clarksville Landing
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Clarksville Landing
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clarksville Landing
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Clarksville Landing
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Clarksville Landing
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clarksville Landing
 - Grassy 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 Clarksville Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Clarksville Landing 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.

Clarksville Landing is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Clarksville Landing)
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Clarksville Landing:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison 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 that begins in Clarksville Landing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clarksville Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarksville Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4876, Longitude: -86.5050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clarksville Landing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Clarksville Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clarksville Landing.


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