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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Louisville, Alabama

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The location of Louisville

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Our Genealogical Helper for Louisville ...

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 Louisville (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 Louisville. 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 the area of Louisville ...

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 Louisville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Louisville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Louisville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Louisville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of Louisville.

Cemeteries Near Louisville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Louisville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW St. Peter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Sykes Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Helms Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Conner Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Dansby Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sutton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Texasville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant View Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clayton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Richland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Adam Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sardis 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Louisville had a population of 288 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Louisville had a population of 487 people.

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

Clio   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Louisville
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,529 people in 2015)
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Louisville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville had a post office and railroad service
Clayton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Louisville
 - 1895 population of 997 people (with 2,925 people in 2015)
 - Clayton had a post office and railroad service
Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Louisville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Oateston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Louisville
 - Oateston had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Louisville
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Louisville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Andrew   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Louisville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Mount Andrew 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 Louisville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Louisville 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 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.

Louisville is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Barbour     (The home county for Louisville)
      Clio   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Louisville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Louisville ...

While our initial data for Louisville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Louisville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Louisville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Louisville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Louisville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Louisville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Louisville.
      See our Misc Page for Louisville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Barbour County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Louisville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Louisville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Louisville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7810, Longitude: -85.5583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Louisville 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 Louisville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Louisville.


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