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Lathrop, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lathrop ...

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 Lathrop (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 Lathrop. 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 Lathrop ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lathrop.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lathrop, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lathrop.

Cemeteries Near Lathrop ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lathrop.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Graham Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Greenhill Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Greenhill Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Browns Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hargrove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Arbor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glen Echo Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Arbor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Linebarge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gordo City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coal Fire Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Unity Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hannah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Doublebranches Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baird Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Carden Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Funderburk Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hebron Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cockrell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elmore Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Doublebranches Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Unity Grove Lower Cemetery [Map]      
  N Unity Grove Upper Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beard Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Windle Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Phoenix Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Big Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Marvin Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mineral Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Phoenix Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Carrollton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rocky Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion Possum Bend Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dorroh Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Moriah 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 Lathrop in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lathrop.

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

Reform   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lathrop
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,632 people in 2015)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
Bell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lathrop
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Fire   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lathrop
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
Gordo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lathrop
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,687 people in 2015)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
Lubbub   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lathrop
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
Palmetto   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Lathrop
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lathrop
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Dillburg   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lathrop
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg 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 Lathrop. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lathrop 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 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.

Lathrop is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Pickens     (The home county for Lathrop)
      Reform   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Gordo   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Echola   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Lathrop:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lathrop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3710, Longitude: -87.9922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lathrop 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 Lathrop, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lathrop.


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