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Listerhill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Listerhill ...

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 Listerhill (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 Listerhill. 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 Listerhill ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Listerhill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Listerhill, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Listerhill.

Cemeteries Near Listerhill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Listerhill.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  S LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  N Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Price Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  E Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  E Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  N McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SW County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  E Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW George Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith 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 Listerhill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Listerhill.

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

Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Listerhill
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Listerhill
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Listerhill
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Listerhill
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Listerhill
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Listerhill
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Listerhill
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Listerhill
 - Hunter 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 Listerhill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Listerhill 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Colbert     (The home county for Listerhill)
      Nitrate City   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Listerhill:

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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    
Tishomingo County (MS):       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    
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 ...

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Communities in Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Listerhill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7576, Longitude: -87.5823     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Listerhill 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 Listerhill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Listerhill.


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