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Our Genealogical Helper for Lynntown ...

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 Lynntown (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 Lynntown. 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 Lynntown ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lynntown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lynntown, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lynntown.

Cemeteries Near Lynntown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lynntown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Edmonson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Redoak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE West Point Cemetery [Map]      
  N Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morrow Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lamons Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Compton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  N Grantland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Garner Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Breeding Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  S Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  N Draper Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  N Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  N Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Center Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Negro Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  S Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Batts - Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  W Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  N Triana 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 Lynntown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lynntown.

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

Stringer   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Lynntown
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodland Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Lynntown
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Woodland Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lynntown
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valhermoso Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lynntown
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lynntown
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Briscoe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lynntown
 - Briscoe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lynntown
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Lynntown
 - Talucah 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 Lynntown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lynntown 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Lynntown is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Morgan     (The home county for Lynntown)
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Blount
      Summit   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Cullman
      Fairview   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
DeKalb
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence
      Oakville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Madison
      Triana   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Winston
      Addison   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Lynntown:

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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 ...
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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 beginning in Lynntown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lynntown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynntown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4306, Longitude: -86.7053     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lynntown 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 Lynntown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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