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Lacon, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lacon ...

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 Lacon (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 Lacon. 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 Lacon ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lacon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lacon, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lacon.

Cemeteries Near Lacon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lacon.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW East Battleground Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Day - Speegle Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Campground Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Central Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garner Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  E Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  N Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  W Freeman 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 Lacon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lacon.

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

Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lacon
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Lacon
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Lacon
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lacon
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lacon
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lacon
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lacon
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Lacon
 - Eva 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 Lacon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lacon 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 and 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.

Lacon is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Lacon)
      Falkville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Lacon:

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Limestone 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lacon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lacon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lacon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3357, Longitude: -86.9021     [Map].

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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 Lacon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lacon.


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