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Elk Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Elk Estates ...

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 Elk Estates (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 Elk Estates. 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 Elk Estates ...

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 Elk Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Elk Estates: Elk Ests.

Newspapers Published in Elk Estates ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Elk Estates, 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 Elk Estates.

Cemeteries Near Elk Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elk Estates.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  W Legg Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  E O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tedd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  N Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Early Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Newman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  N Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elledge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  N Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  S Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  NE St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gaston Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hesters Chapel 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 Elk Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Elk Estates.

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

Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Elk Estates
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Elk Estates
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Elk Estates
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Elk Estates
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Elk Estates
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elk Estates
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Elk Estates
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Elk Estates
 - 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 Elk Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elk Estates 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Elk Estates)
      Cairo   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 Elk Estates:

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    
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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8279, Longitude: -87.1367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elk Estates 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 Elk Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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