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Indian Trace, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Indian Trace ...

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 Indian Trace (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 Indian Trace. 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 Indian Trace ...

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 Indian Trace.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Indian Trace, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Indian Trace.

Cemeteries Near Indian Trace ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Indian Trace.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  W West Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  E McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cummins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  W Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peete Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whitworth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Betts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clift Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pike Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  W Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Withers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hutchings Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Concord Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE German Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  W Poplar Creek 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 Indian Trace in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Indian Trace.

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Indian Trace
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Indian Trace
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Indian Trace
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Indian Trace
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Indian Trace
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Indian Trace
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Indian Trace
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Indian Trace
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Cluttsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Indian Trace
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Indian Trace
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Indian Trace
 - Elkmont 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 Indian Trace. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Indian Trace 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 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Indian Trace)
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Athens   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Tanner   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Indian Trace:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Marshall 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    

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 ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Trace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7723, Longitude: -86.9270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Indian Trace 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 Indian Trace, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Indian Trace.


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