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Loosier, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Loosier ...

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 Loosier (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 Loosier. 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 Loosier ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Loosier.

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

Cemeteries Near Loosier ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Loosier.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jetton Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Long Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  N Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Love Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Byars Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lansdell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mayes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Garth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beavers Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Heflin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW String Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Masterson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Landersville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Almon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moulton Municipal Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW King Cemetery [Map]      
  N Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wear Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW King Cemetery [Map]      
  NW King Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gargas Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethsaida 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 Loosier in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Loosier.

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

Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Loosier
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Loosier
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Loosier
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Loosier
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Loosier
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Loosier
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Loosier
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Loosier
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Loosier
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Loosier
 - Bingham 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 Loosier. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Loosier 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 hospitals 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.

Loosier is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Loosier)
      Hatton   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Loosier:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       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 Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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 Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loosier. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5718, Longitude: -87.3703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Loosier 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 Loosier, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Loosier.


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