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Our Genealogical Helper for Lookout Valley Acres ...

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 Lookout Valley Acres (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 Lookout Valley Acres. 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 Lookout Valley Acres ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lookout Valley Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lookout Valley Acres, 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 Lookout Valley Acres.

Cemeteries Near Lookout Valley Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lookout Valley Acres.

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 Lookout Valley Acres covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mackey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Sand Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chesnut Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Lookout Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hunts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sewell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Centre Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Shepard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Parker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NE Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Morrison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kerley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collinsville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  W Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Croft Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Anthony Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harbour Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Patrick Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Killian Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wesson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Copeland Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenwood 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 Lookout Valley Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lookout Valley Acres.

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

Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plano   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collinsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lookout Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville 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 Lookout Valley Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lookout Valley Acres 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 and doctors 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.

Lookout Valley Acres is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Cherokee     (The home county for Lookout Valley Acres)
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Blount
      Snead   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Jackson
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 Lookout Valley Acres:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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 ...
      Georgia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Lookout Valley Acres. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lookout Valley Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lookout Valley Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1973, Longitude: -85.7577     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lookout Valley Acres 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 Lookout Valley Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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