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Coxey, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Coxey ...

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 Coxey (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 Coxey. 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 Coxey ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Coxey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Coxey, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Coxey.

Cemeteries Near Coxey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Coxey.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dement Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  W Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  W Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  W Miller Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Early Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Newman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  E Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  W Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  S Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  S Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  E McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  N Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tedd Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  S McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elledge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Butler 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 Coxey in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Coxey.

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

Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Coxey
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coxey
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Coxey
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coxey
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Coxey
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coxey
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coxey
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Coxey
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coxey
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell 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 Coxey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Coxey 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Coxey)
      Cairo   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 Coxey:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
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    
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.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coxey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8020, Longitude: -87.1783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coxey 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 Coxey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Coxey.


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