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Lakeview Beach, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lakeview Beach ...

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 Lakeview Beach (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 Lakeview Beach. 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 Lakeview Beach ...

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 Lakeview Beach.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lakeview Beach: Lakeview Bch.

Newspapers Published in Lakeview Beach ...

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 Lakeview Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lakeview Beach, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lakeview Beach.

Cemeteries Near Lakeview Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lakeview Beach.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Guffy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  N Maple Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Zions Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Vaught Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  S Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Finney Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Woods Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McAnelly Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peters Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hall Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  W Humpton 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 Lakeview Beach in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lakeview Beach.

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

Langston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lakeview Beach
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lakeview Beach
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lakeview Beach
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Lakeview Beach
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lakeview Beach
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lakeview Beach
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lakeview Beach
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Lakeview Beach
 - Pendergrass 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 Lakeview Beach. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lakeview Beach 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.

Lakeview Beach is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Lakeview Beach)
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Langston   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Lakeview Beach:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeview Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5679, Longitude: -86.1269     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeview Beach 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 Lakeview Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lakeview Beach.


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