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Lim Rock, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lim Rock ...

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 Lim Rock (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 Lim Rock. 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 Lim Rock ...

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 Lim Rock.

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

Cemeteries Near Lim Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lim Rock.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peters Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Zions Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ross Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Maple Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pace Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Webb Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Guffy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Woods Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Trenton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Flanagan Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  W Paint Rock Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bullock Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Roberson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Keel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Todd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Maynard Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Travis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Skyline 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, Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service.

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

Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lim Rock
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lim Rock
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lim Rock
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lim Rock
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Lim Rock
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lim Rock
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Garth   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lim Rock
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lim Rock
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service

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

Lim Rock is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Lim Rock)
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Lim Rock:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone 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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Lim Rock:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lim Rock.
      See our Misc Page for Lim Rock for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lim Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6723, Longitude: -86.1883     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lim Rock 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 Lim Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lim Rock.


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