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 The location of Midway 

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Our Genealogical Helper for Midway ...

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 Midway (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 Midway. 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 Midway ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Midway.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Midway, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Midway.

Cemeteries Near Midway ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Midway.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Paff Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Moulton Municipal Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  E Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Byars Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  S Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Long Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Heflin Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Almon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Woodard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mayes 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 Midway in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Midway.

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

Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Midway
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Midway
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Midway
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Midway
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Midway
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Midway
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Midway
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Midway
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Midway
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Midway. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Midway 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Midway is located in Lawrence County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Lawrence     (The home county for Midway)
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Cullman
      West Point   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Limestone
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Madison
      Triana   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Midway:

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 Lawrence 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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale 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    
Marion 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    
Winston 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Midway. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5509, Longitude: -87.1589     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Midway 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 Midway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Midway.



 
 
 

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