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Lebanon, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lebanon ...

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 Lebanon (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 Lebanon. 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 Lebanon ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lebanon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lebanon, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lebanon.

Cemeteries Near Lebanon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lebanon.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Killian Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Downer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Warren Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wesson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hammack Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Copeland Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Anthony Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Husky Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mountain View Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kerley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Collinsville Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Lookout Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sand Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  N Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lankford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Norris Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Gilbreath Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hunts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW De Kalb Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Franklin 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 Lebanon had a population of 135 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lebanon
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Lebanon
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
Loveless   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lebanon
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
Wills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lebanon
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lebanon
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Luna - Historic   [Map]
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Lebanon
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
Floy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Lebanon
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
Dawson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lebanon
 - Dawson 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 Lebanon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lebanon 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 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.

Lebanon 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 Lebanon. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lebanon:

DeKalb     (The home county for Lebanon)
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Lebanon:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lebanon ...

While our initial data for Lebanon came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lebanon 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 Lebanon.

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 Lebanon:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lebanon.
      See our Misc Page for Lebanon for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lebanon. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Lebanon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lebanon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lebanon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3659, Longitude: -85.8158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lebanon 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 Lebanon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lebanon.


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