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Lukes Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lukes Landing ...

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 Lukes Landing (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 Lukes Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Lukes Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Lukes Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lukes Landing: Lukes Lndg. (or less commonly used: Lukes Lndng.)
  • While the name of this community is Lukes Landing, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Lukes Landing may originally have been Luke's Landing.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Lukes Landing might be written as Luke Landing.

Newspapers Published in Lukes Landing ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lukes Landing.

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

Cemeteries Near Lukes Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lukes Landing.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Nott Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E DeVelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW May Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maye Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phares Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McInnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henagan Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boligee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boatright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pinetop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hard Bargain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCainville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Livingston Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Brewersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown 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 Lukes Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lukes Landing.

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

Miller   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lukes Landing
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lukes Landing
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lukes Landing
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lukes Landing
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,414 people in 2015)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lukes Landing
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Sumterville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lukes Landing
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Sumterville had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Lukes Landing
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Coatopa   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Lukes Landing
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lukes Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lukes Landing 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.

Lukes Landing is located in Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Sumter     (The home county for Lukes Landing)
      Epes   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Panola   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Lukes Landing:

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 Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lukes Landing. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Lukes Landing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lukes Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lukes Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6712, Longitude: -88.0592     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lukes Landing 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 Lukes Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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