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Kingtown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kingtown ...

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 Kingtown (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 Kingtown. 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 Kingtown ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingtown.

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

Cemeteries Near Kingtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kingtown.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  S Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  S Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Portertown Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holden Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peppertown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cottrell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Marys Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McDougal Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Bonnertown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Second Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N St. Truitt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSW Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  S Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  S Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hall Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stevens Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Holland Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  W McGee Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Bishop Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  S Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fairview Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  E Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Five Points Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Home Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Canerday 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 Kingtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kingtown.

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

Comer   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kingtown
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Kingtown
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kingtown
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kingtown
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kingtown
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kingtown
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Kingtown
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kingtown
 - Good Springs 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 Kingtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kingtown 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 doctors and 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Kingtown)
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Kingtown:

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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
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 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9054, Longitude: -87.3831     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingtown 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 Kingtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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