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Courtland Downs, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Courtland Downs ...

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 Courtland Downs (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 Courtland Downs. 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 Courtland Downs ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Courtland Downs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Courtland Downs, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Courtland Downs.

Cemeteries Near Courtland Downs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Courtland Downs.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blackground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  W String Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Leigh 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 Courtland Downs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Courtland Downs.

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

Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Courtland Downs
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Courtland Downs
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Courtland Downs
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Courtland Downs
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Courtland Downs
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Courtland Downs
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Courtland Downs
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Courtland Downs
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca 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 Courtland Downs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Courtland Downs 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.

Courtland Downs is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Courtland Downs)
      Courtland   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Courtland Downs:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence 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 Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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 Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Courtland Downs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6695, Longitude: -87.3334     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Courtland Downs 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 Courtland Downs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Courtland Downs.


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