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Our Genealogical Helper for Flat Rock ...

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 Flat Rock (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 Flat Rock. 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 Flat Rock ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Flat Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Flat Rock, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Flat Rock.

Cemeteries Near Flat Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Flat Rock.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Love Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
  N Masterson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N King Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beavers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gargas Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wear Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bob Saint Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sylvester Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Templeton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Landersville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Counts Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Denton Hollow Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jetton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pennington Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Long Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lansdell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N King Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tharptown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kimbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Byars Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE String Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N King Cemetery [Map]      
  N Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Number 6 Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gray Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Almon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Heflin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gravel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 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 Flat Rock in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Flat Rock.

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

Concord   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Flat Rock
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Flat Rock
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Flat Rock
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Flat Rock
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Flat Rock
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Flat Rock
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Flat Rock
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Flat Rock
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Flat Rock
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Flat Rock
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 Flat Rock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Flat Rock 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lawrence     (The home county for Flat Rock)
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Colbert
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Cullman
      West Point   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Limestone
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Flat Rock:

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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston 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    
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5368, Longitude: -87.4853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Flat Rock.



 
 
 

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