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Mountain Home, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mountain Home ...

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 Mountain Home (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 Mountain Home. 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.

Name Variations for Mountain Home ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Mountain Home.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mountain Home: Mtn. Home

Newspapers Published in Mountain Home ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain Home.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mountain Home, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mountain Home.

Cemeteries Near Mountain Home ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mountain Home.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blackground Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Paff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fergason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW String Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanderson 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, Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Mountain Home
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mountain Home
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mountain Home
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Mountain Home
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mountain Home
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mountain Home
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mountain Home
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mountain Home
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord 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 Mountain Home. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mountain Home 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.

Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mountain Home:

Lawrence     (The home county for Mountain Home)
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned 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 Mountain Home:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence 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 Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mountain Home ...

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

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

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 Mountain Home. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Mountain Home. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain Home) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5795, Longitude: -87.2661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mountain Home.


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