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Jerusalem, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jerusalem ...

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 Jerusalem (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 Jerusalem. 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 Jerusalem ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jerusalem.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jerusalem, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jerusalem.

Cemeteries Near Jerusalem ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  N Early Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Newman Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Garth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  W Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mayes Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  E Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  E Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  N Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  N Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  E Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davenport 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 Jerusalem in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Jerusalem.

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

Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jerusalem
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Jerusalem
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jerusalem
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jerusalem
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jerusalem
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jerusalem
 - Blackburn 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 Jerusalem. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jerusalem 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 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Jerusalem)
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that 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 Jerusalem:

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    
Madison 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    
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     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.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jerusalem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7051, Longitude: -87.2270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jerusalem 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 Jerusalem, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jerusalem.


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