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Lewiston, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lewiston ...

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 Lewiston (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 Lewiston. 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 Lewiston ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lewiston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lewiston, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lewiston.

Cemeteries Near Lewiston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lewiston.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Screptah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ellis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Eatman Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sixteenth Section Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shedd Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shea Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Horton Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Eatman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Brickyard Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  E Manatua Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethesda Church Yard Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW White Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forest Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Spencer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Miller Place Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Trantham Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mobley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hutton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Light Cemetery [Map]      
  S Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pyle Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gardner Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hick Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Christian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCaa Cemetery [Map]      
  W William Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Coleman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hogley Wood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hopewell Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Franconia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Hill 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 in 1895, Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lewiston
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Mantua   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Lewiston
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua had a post office and no railroad service
Benevola   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lewiston
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lewiston
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 223 people in 2015)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Lewiston
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lewiston
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Lewiston
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lewiston
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lewiston
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Lewiston
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna 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 Lewiston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lewiston 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 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 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.

Lewiston is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Lewiston)
      Union   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 Lewiston:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens 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    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes 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 Greene County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene 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 Lewiston ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewiston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0410, Longitude: -88.0203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lewiston 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 Lewiston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lewiston.


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