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Larimore, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Larimore ...

So far, we have found very little information about Larimore. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Larimore to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Larimore, please Contact Us.

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 Larimore (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 Larimore. 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 Larimore ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Larimore.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Larimore, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Larimore.

Cemeteries Near Larimore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Larimore.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Plunket Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hunts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Harbour Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Tuckers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McKendree 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.

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

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

Collinsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Larimore
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Larimore
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
Wills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Larimore
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
Dawson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Larimore
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Larimore
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
Cotnam   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Larimore
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
Loveless   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Larimore
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Larimore
 - Leonard 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 Larimore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Larimore 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Larimore is historic, it would have been located within present day DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Larimore)
      Collinsville   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Larimore:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Saint Clair 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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Larimore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Larimore. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Larimore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Larimore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3054, Longitude: -85.8605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Larimore have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Larimore.


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