RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Luttrell, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Luttrell

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Luttrell
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Luttrell ...

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 Luttrell (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 Luttrell. 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 Luttrell ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Luttrell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Luttrell, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Luttrell.

Cemeteries Near Luttrell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Luttrell.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirby 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 in 1895, Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Ten Broeck   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Luttrell
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
Floy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Luttrell
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Luttrell
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Luttrell
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Luttrell
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
Wills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Luttrell
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Luttrell
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Luna - Historic   [Map]
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Luttrell
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Luttrell
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Chavies   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Luttrell
 - Chavies 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 Luttrell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Luttrell 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Luttrell is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Luttrell)
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Luttrell:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Luttrell:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Luttrell.
      See our Misc Page for Luttrell for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luttrell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4404, Longitude: -85.9347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Luttrell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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 Luttrell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Luttrell.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2017
By John Hall