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Lakeview Shores, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lakeview Shores ...

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 Shores (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 Shores. 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 Shores ...

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 Shores.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lakeview Shores: Lakeview Shrs.

Newspapers Published in Lakeview Shores ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lakeview Shores.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lakeview Shores, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lakeview Shores.

Cemeteries Near Lakeview Shores ...

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

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Isbell 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.<3>

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

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

Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lakeview Shores
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lakeview Shores
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lakeview Shores
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lakeview Shores
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Lakeview Shores
 - Dutton 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Lakeview Shores
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lakeview Shores
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Lakeview Shores
 - Index 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 Shores. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lakeview Shores 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Lakeview Shores)
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Shores:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeview Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6106, Longitude: -86.0289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeview Shores have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Shores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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