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Holloway, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Holloway ...

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 Holloway (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 Holloway. 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 Holloway ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Holloway.

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

Cemeteries Near Holloway ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Holloway.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  W McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  E Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  S McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wade Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wolf Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Holland Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McDougal Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  W Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W George Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N St. Joseph Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Shiloh Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


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 Holloway in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Holloway.

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

Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Holloway
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Holloway
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Holloway
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Holloway
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Holloway
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Holloway
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Holloway
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Holloway
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Holloway
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence 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 Holloway. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Holloway 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.

Holloway is located in 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 Holloway. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Holloway:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Holloway)
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Killen   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Holloway:

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 Lauderdale 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan 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    
Lewis 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Holloway. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Holloway. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holloway) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holloway. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8904, Longitude: -87.5386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holloway 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 Holloway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Holloway.


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