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La Grange, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for La Grange ...

So far, we have found very little information about La Grange. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added La Grange to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with La Grange, please Contact Us.

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 La Grange (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 La Grange. 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 La Grange ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around La Grange.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of La Grange, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for La Grange.

Cemeteries Near La Grange ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of La Grange.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rand Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  E King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  E King Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gargas Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bob Saint Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Masterson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beavers Cemetery [Map]      
  E String Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Henson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pennington Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lansdell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  N McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hyde Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Love Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  W Huff Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ramsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gravel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tharptown Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  W Community Cemetery [Map]      
  W Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Underwood 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.

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

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

Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from La Grange
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from La Grange
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from La Grange
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from La Grange
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from La Grange
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from La Grange
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from La Grange
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from La Grange
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek 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 La Grange. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring La Grange 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 hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of La Grange is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Below are the counties that are near La Grange. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to La Grange:

Colbert     (The home county for La Grange)
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 La Grange:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 La Grange, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in La Grange. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- La Grange) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Grange. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6612, Longitude: -87.5603     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for La Grange have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for La Grange.


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