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Lawngate, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lawngate ...

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 Lawngate (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 Lawngate. 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 Lawngate ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lawngate.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lawngate, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lawngate.

Cemeteries Near Lawngate ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lawngate.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  S Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  N Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  S Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  S Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  S Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Newman Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  W Early Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE West Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  N Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  W Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hampton 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 Lawngate in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lawngate.

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

Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lawngate
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lawngate
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lawngate
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lawngate
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lawngate
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lawngate
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lawngate
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lawngate
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lawngate. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lawngate 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 doctors and 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.

Lawngate is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Lawngate)
      Tanner   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Lawngate:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawngate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7259, Longitude: -87.0931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lawngate 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 Lawngate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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