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Edmond, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Edmond ...

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 Edmond (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 Edmond. 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 Edmond ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Edmond.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Edmond, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Edmond.

Cemeteries Near Edmond ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Edmond.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW King Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE String Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE King Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW King Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beavers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lansdell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Masterson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Love Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  E Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gargas Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jetton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
  E Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bob Saint Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mayes Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  E Garth Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Young Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pennington Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Carter 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Edmond had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bingham   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Edmond
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Edmond
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Edmond
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Edmond
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Edmond
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Edmond
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Edmond
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Edmond
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Edmond
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Edmond
 - Littleville 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 Edmond. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Edmond 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 hospitals 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Edmond)
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Edmond:

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 Lawrence 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    
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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Edmond ...

While our initial data for Edmond came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Edmond in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Edmond.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Edmond:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Edmond.
      See our Misc Page for Edmond for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edmond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6390, Longitude: -87.4709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edmond 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 Edmond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edmond.


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