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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 41 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 &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  N Huff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  W Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  E Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  N Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Ground Freewill Baptist Church 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]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  E Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wade Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Simmons 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.

Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Lakeview
 - 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 Lakeview
 - 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 Southwest (WSW) 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 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Lakeview
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Lakeview
 - 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 Lakeview
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lakeview
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lakeview
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill 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. 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 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 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 Lakeview. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lakeview:

  DirectionDistance
Lauderdale     (The home county for Lakeview)
      Killen   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 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]
      Green Hill   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   E   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]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 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   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 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]
 
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   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 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   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 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 Lakeview, see our County-by-County Page for Lakeview.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Lakeview:

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    
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
 
Also see ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lauderdale 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 State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Lakeview. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 34.8520, Longitude: -87.5667     [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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