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Our Genealogical Helper for Lugo ...

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 Lugo (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 Lugo. 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 Lugo ...

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 113 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lugo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lugo, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lugo.

Cemeteries Near Lugo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lugo.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Haven of Rest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Memory Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tennille Chapel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Bascom Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  W Academy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shorte Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Perkins - Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Beauchamp Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Serene Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ivey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Browder Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Glenville 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 Lugo in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lugo.

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

Howe   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lugo
 - Howe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hawkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Lugo
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hawkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tullis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lugo
 - Tullis had railroad service and no post office
 
Eufaula   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lugo
 - 1895 population of 4,394 people (with 12,596 people in 2015)
 - Eufaula had a post office and railroad service
 
Batesville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lugo
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Batesville had a post office and railroad service
 
White Oak   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lugo
 - White Oak had railroad service and no post office
 
Georgetown (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lugo
 - 1895 population of 348 people (with 973 people in 2000)
 - Georgetown had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotton Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lugo
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cotton Hill 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 Lugo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lugo 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 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.

Lugo 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 Lugo. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lugo:

  DirectionDistance
Barbour     (The home county for Lugo)
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Bullock
      Midway   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Dale
      Clopton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Henry
      Abbeville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lee
      Marvyn   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Macon
      Armstrong   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Pike
      Banks   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Russell
      Cottonton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Seale   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Calhoun (GA)
      Edison (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Muscogee (GA)
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shellman (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Richland (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Webster (GA)
      Weston (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Preston (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Lugo:

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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lugo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9657, Longitude: -85.2149     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lugo 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 Lugo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lugo.



 
 
 

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