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Lakeview, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lakeview ...

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 (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. 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 Lakeview ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lakeview.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lakeview, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lakeview.

Cemeteries Near Lakeview ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lakeview.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  E McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW George Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peters Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  N Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  E Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  E Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Zion 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 in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lakeview.

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

South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lakeview
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lakeview
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lakeview
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lakeview
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Lakeview
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lakeview
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lakeview
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lakeview
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lakeview
 - Leighton 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 Lakeview. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lakeview 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 is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Lakeview)
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Lakeview:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hardin 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 Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert 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 Lakeview. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lakeview) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7895, Longitude: -87.6167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeview 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lakeview.


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