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Lowndesboro, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lowndesboro ...

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 Lowndesboro (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 Lowndesboro. 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 Lowndesboro ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lowndesboro.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lowndesboro, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lowndesboro.

Cemeteries Near Lowndesboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lowndesboro.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oakview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Meadow Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wooten Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hope Well Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Young Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE McQueen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Haigler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Yankee Town Cemetery [Map]      
  N Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW White Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Miles Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hayneville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  N Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Garr Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mushat Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fair Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bogahoma Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morass Cemetery [Map]      
  S Turners Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Gillard Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rudolph Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bullock Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stoudemire Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cantelous Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rodgers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Good Hope 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 Lowndesboro had a population of 482 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Lowndesboro had a population of 107 people.

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

Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Lowndesboro
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
Burkville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lowndesboro
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
Hayneville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lowndesboro
 - 1895 population of 355 people (with 862 people in 2015)
 - Hayneville had a post office and no railroad service
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lowndesboro
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
White Hall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lowndesboro
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 811 people in 2015)
 - White Hall had a post office and railroad service
Gordonsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lowndesboro
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lowndesboro
 - Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
Autaugaville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lowndesboro
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 859 people in 2015)
 - Autaugaville 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 Lowndesboro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lowndesboro 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Lowndesboro is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Lowndesboro)
      Burkville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Lowndesboro:

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 Lowndes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lowndesboro ...

While our initial data for Lowndesboro came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lowndesboro 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 Lowndesboro.

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 Lowndesboro:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Lowndesboro in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Lowndesboro for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lowndesboro.
      See our Misc Page for Lowndesboro for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lowndesboro. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Lowndesboro. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lowndesboro) 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 Lowndesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lowndesboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowndesboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2764, Longitude: -86.6108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lowndesboro 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 Lowndesboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lowndesboro.


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