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Hepsidam, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hepsidam ...

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 Hepsidam (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 Hepsidam. 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 Hepsidam ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hepsidam.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hepsidam, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hepsidam.

Cemeteries Near Hepsidam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hepsidam.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW McLemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tapsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Bogar Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Holmes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lowrimore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Landersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Speake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kitchens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia 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.<3>

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

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

Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Hepsidam
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hepsidam
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hepsidam
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hepsidam
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hepsidam
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hepsidam
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hepsidam
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hepsidam
 - Upshaw 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 Hepsidam. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hepsidam 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 and doctors 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Hepsidam)
      Wren   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Hepsidam:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hepsidam. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3615, Longitude: -87.3331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hepsidam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Hepsidam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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