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Lime Kiln, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lime Kiln ...

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 Lime Kiln (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 Lime Kiln. 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 Lime Kiln ...

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 Lime Kiln.

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

Cemeteries Near Lime Kiln ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lime Kiln.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Morris Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Richard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pride Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Carytown Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Nunley Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Alsobrook Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Athens City Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nunley Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Twitty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Douthit Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Snowdown Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Carter Branch Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  ENE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Toenail Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Martin Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Finley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McCaig Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mountain Mills Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSE Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park [Map]      
  SE Old Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Clement Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WNW Gover Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W New Prospect Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  N Richardson 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 Lime Kiln in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lime Kiln.

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

Margerum   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Lime Kiln
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lime Kiln
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Lime Kiln
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Bishop   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lime Kiln
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
Riverton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lime Kiln
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lime Kiln
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Good Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lime Kiln
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
Maud   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lime Kiln
 - Maud had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lime Kiln
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lime Kiln
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Iuka (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lime Kiln
 - 1895 population of 1,019 people (with 3,001 people in 2015)
 - Iuka had a post office and railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lime Kiln
 - Wright 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 Lime Kiln. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lime Kiln 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.

Lime Kiln is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Lime Kiln)
      Cherokee   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 - although 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 Lime Kiln:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy 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 Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lime Kiln. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7651, Longitude: -88.0392     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lime Kiln 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 Lime Kiln, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lime Kiln.


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