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Our Genealogical Helper for Lake Coves ...

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 Lake Coves (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 Lake Coves. 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.

Name Variations for Lake Coves ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Lake Coves.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lake Coves: Lk. Coves

Newspapers Published in Lake Coves ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Coves.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lake Coves, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lake Coves.

Cemeteries Near Lake Coves ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lake Coves.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  N Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  E Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  W George Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  E Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  W Duncan 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 Lake Coves in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lake Coves.

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

Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Lake Coves
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lake Coves
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Lake Coves
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Lake Coves
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Lake Coves
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lake Coves
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lake Coves
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lake Coves
 - Webster 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 Lake Coves. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lake Coves 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lauderdale     (The home county for Lake Coves)
      Killen   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Colbert
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 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 Lake Coves:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Coves. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8459, Longitude: -87.5692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Coves 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 Lake Coves, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lake Coves.



 
 
 

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