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Lathamville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lathamville ...

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 Lathamville (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 Lathamville. 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 Lathamville ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lathamville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lathamville, 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 Lathamville.

Cemeteries Near Lathamville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lathamville.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harbour Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Albertville 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.<3>

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

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

Rodentown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lathamville
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
Crossville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lathamville
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
Rains - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lathamville
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
Marcus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lathamville
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lathamville
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Cotnam   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Lathamville
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
Skirum   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lathamville
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lathamville
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Lathamville
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lathamville
 - Marshall 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 Lathamville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lathamville 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 and doctors 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.

Lathamville is located in 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 Lathamville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lathamville:

DeKalb     (The home county for Lathamville)
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Lathamville:

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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd 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 ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lathamville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2734, Longitude: -86.0333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lathamville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Lathamville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lathamville.


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