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Lot, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lot ...

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

We've added Lot to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Lot, 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 Lot (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 Lot. 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 Lot ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lot.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lot, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lot.

Cemeteries Near Lot ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lot.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  E Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  S Upton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Martling Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
  S Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lowrey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  N Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW High Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Belcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Belchers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE De Kalb Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Turnover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dalrymple Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. High Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Leath Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKendree Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crestview Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Happy Home 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 Lot in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lot.

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

Marshall   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lot
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lot
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Rains - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lot
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lot
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Albertville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Lot
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,462 people in 2015)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lot
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lot
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lot
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lot
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling 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 Lot. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lot 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Lot)
      Boaz   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Lot:

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 Marshall 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    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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 Lot, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Lot. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lot) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2695, Longitude: -86.1358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lot have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lot.


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