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Our Genealogical Helper for East Killen ...

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 East Killen (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 East Killen. 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 East Killen ...

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 East Killen.

  • Typical abbreviation for East Killen: E. Killen

Newspapers Published in East Killen ...

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 East Killen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Killen, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for East Killen.

Cemeteries Near East Killen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of East Killen.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Price Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  E Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  W Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wade Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holland Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wolf Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Richardson 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 East Killen in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of East Killen.

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

Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from East Killen
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East Killen
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from East Killen
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from East Killen
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from East Killen
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Killen
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from East Killen
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from East Killen
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East Killen
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence 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 East Killen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Killen 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lauderdale     (The home county for East Killen)
      Killen   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Beach Grove   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Colbert
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - although 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 East Killen:

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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       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    
Lewis 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Killen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8615, Longitude: -87.5256     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Killen 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 East Killen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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