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McGee Town, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for McGee Town ...

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 McGee Town (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 McGee Town. 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 McGee Town ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around McGee Town.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McGee Town, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McGee Town.

Cemeteries Near McGee Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McGee Town.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE George Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dowdy Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  N Paulk Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  S Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nolen Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Milford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson 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 McGee Town in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McGee Town.

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

Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McGee Town
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McGee Town
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from McGee Town
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McGee Town
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from McGee Town
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McGee Town
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from McGee Town
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from McGee Town
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McGee Town
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McGee Town
 - Smithsonia 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 McGee Town. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McGee Town 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.

McGee Town is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for McGee Town)
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful websites 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 McGee Town:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for McGee Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McGee Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McGee Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8515, Longitude: -87.7481     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McGee Town 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 McGee Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McGee Town.


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