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Green Tree, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Green Tree ...

So far, we have found very little information about Green Tree. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Green Tree to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Green Tree, please Contact Us.

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 Green Tree (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 Green Tree. 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 Green Tree ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Tree.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Tree, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Tree.

Cemeteries Near Green Tree ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Green Tree.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walston Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE George Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Athens City Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Malone 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.

While we didn't find Green Tree in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Green Tree.

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

Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Green Tree
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Green Tree
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Green Tree
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Green Tree
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Green Tree
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Green Tree
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Green Tree
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Green Tree
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Green Tree
 - Mountain Mills 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 Green Tree. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green Tree 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 and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Green Tree is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Green Tree. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Green Tree:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Green Tree)
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 Green Tree:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McNairy 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Green Tree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Green Tree. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Tree) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Green Tree. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Green Tree

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Tree. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8001, Longitude: -87.7986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Tree have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Green Tree.


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