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Lake Front Village, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lake Front Village ...

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 Front Village (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 Front Village. 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 Front Village ...

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 Front Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lake Front Village: Lk. Front Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Lake Front Village ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Front Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lake Front Village, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lake Front Village.

Cemeteries Near Lake Front Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lake Front Village.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Carrolls Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Popular Spring Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  ESE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bone Camp Cemetery [Map]      
  W Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prewitt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cowden Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Pole Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Prewitte Cemetery [Map]      
  S Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harkey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simpson - Cain Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Arbor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Winters Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Scales Cemetery [Map]      
  N Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pool Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McGuire Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Memory Hill Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Darden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park [Map]      
  SE Garners Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ruhama Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Piney Wood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Piney Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Geer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shake Rag Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bankston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tabernacle 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 Front Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lake Front Village.

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

Northport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lake Front Village
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lake Front Village
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lake Front Village
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lake Front Village
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lake Front Village
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lake Front Village
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Lake Front Village
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lake Front Village
 - Brookwood 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 Lake Front Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lake Front Village 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 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.

Lake Front Village is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Lake Front Village)
      Northport   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Echola   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dolomite   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Lake Front Village:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Front Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3037, Longitude: -87.5681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Front Village 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 Front Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lake Front Village.


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