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Lockhart, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Lockhart ...

So far, we have found very little information about Lockhart. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Lockhart to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Lockhart, please Contact Us.

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 Lockhart (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 Lockhart. 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 Lockhart ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lockhart.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lockhart, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lockhart.

Cemeteries Near Lockhart ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lockhart.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Gibson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Infant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Frost Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Patton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Alta Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnston Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Beaven Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Panter Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Boley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Day Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Swindle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Palmers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Madison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Files Cemetery [Map]      
  S Earnest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oakman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fike & Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Panter Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Berry City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lawson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Sandtown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whitley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  E Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Manasco Cemetery [Map]      
  N Guthrie Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Enis Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Easly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Boshell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Whitson Place Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Field Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia 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.

While we didn't find Lockhart in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lockhart.

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

Patton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lockhart
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lockhart
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lockhart
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lockhart
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lockhart
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lockhart
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Lockhart
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Lockhart
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill 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 Lockhart. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lockhart 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Lockhart is historic, it would have been located within present day Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Lockhart)
      Corona   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Patton   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - you should note 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 Lockhart:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lockhart, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Lockhart. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lockhart) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lockhart. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7090, Longitude: -87.4806     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lockhart have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lockhart.


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