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Lapine, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lapine ...

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 Lapine (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 Lapine. 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 Lapine ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lapine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lapine, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lapine.

Cemeteries Near Lapine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lapine.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cauthens Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fair Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Sentell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Panola Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fannin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Dry Cemetery [Map]      
  S Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Petrey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hickory Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW King Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Spring Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Head Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  E Belsor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hills Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chesser Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sawyer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethel 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Lapine had a post office and railroad service.

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

Highland Home   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lapine
 - Highland Home had a post office and no railroad service
Naftel   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Lapine
 - Naftel had a post office and railroad service
Strata   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Lapine
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Strata had a post office and railroad service
Bradleyton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lapine
 - Bradleyton had a post office and railroad service
Grady   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lapine
 - Grady had a post office and no railroad service
Saville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lapine
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Saville had a post office and no railroad service
Ramer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lapine
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Ramer had a post office and railroad service
Sellers   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Lapine
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
Shady Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lapine
 - Shady Grove 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 Lapine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lapine 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.

Lapine is primarily located in Montgomery County. A portion of Lapine extends into Crenshaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Lapine)
      Grady   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Petrey   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Awin   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Furman   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Lapine:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lapine ...

While our initial data for Lapine came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lapine in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Lapine.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Lapine:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lapine.
      See our Misc Page for Lapine for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lapine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lapine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lapine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9657, Longitude: -86.2844     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lapine 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 Lapine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lapine.


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