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North Courtland, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for North Courtland ...

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 North Courtland (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 North Courtland. 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 North Courtland ...

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 North Courtland.

  • Typical abbreviation for North Courtland: N. Courtland

Newspapers Published in North Courtland ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Courtland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Courtland, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for North Courtland.

Cemeteries Near North Courtland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Courtland.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Garth Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mayes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Early Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W String Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lansdell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  S Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  E Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Newman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jetton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  N Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  N Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cal Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  W King Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  E Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  W King Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beavers Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  N Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  N Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethel 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 North Courtland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of North Courtland.

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

Courtland   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from North Courtland
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from North Courtland
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from North Courtland
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from North Courtland
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from North Courtland
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from North Courtland
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from North Courtland
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from North Courtland
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from North Courtland
 - 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 North Courtland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North Courtland 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 hospitals 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for North Courtland)
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 - 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 North Courtland:

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    
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    
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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Courtland. 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' (or point-to-point) distance from North Courtland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Courtland) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Courtland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6789, Longitude: -87.3088     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Courtland 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 North Courtland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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