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Lane, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lane ...

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 Lane (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 Lane. 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 Lane ...

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 Lane.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lane, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lane.

Cemeteries Near Lane ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lane.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Guntersville City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Martling Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Street Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  N Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  N Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  E Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  W Boyles 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 Lane in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lane.

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

Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Lane
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Guntersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lane
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lane
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Street - Historic   [Map]
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lane
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lane
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
North - Historic   [Map]
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lane
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lane
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Sidney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lane
 - Sidney 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 Lane. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lane 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Lane is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Lane)
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Lane:

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun 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    
Jackson 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3181, Longitude: -86.2403     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lane 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 Lane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lane.


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