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Mayflower, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mayflower ...

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 Mayflower (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 Mayflower. 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 Mayflower ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mayflower.

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

Cemeteries Near Mayflower ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mayflower.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW West Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  E Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  W McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  W Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  E McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cummins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  SSE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pike Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Vasser - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hutchings Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Concord Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE German Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peete Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whitworth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Betts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Clift Cemetery [Map]      
  E Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dedman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tuck Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Powers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Milhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hardin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cylone Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sylone Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  W Poplar Creek 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 Mayflower in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mayflower.

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Mayflower
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mayflower
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Mayflower
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mayflower
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mayflower
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mayflower
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mayflower
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mayflower
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mayflower
 - Ripley 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 Mayflower. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mayflower 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 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.

Mayflower is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Mayflower)
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Athens   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Tanner   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Mayflower:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman 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    
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    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mayflower. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7973, Longitude: -86.9320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mayflower 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 Mayflower, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mayflower.


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