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Oakville, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oakville ...

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 Oakville (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 Oakville. 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 Oakville ...

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 Oakville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oakville, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oakville.

Cemeteries Near Oakville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oakville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  W Paff Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  E O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Woodard Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Aldridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wilborn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cheatham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Asherbraner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Milam Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bogar Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  S Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Penn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moulton Municipal Cemetery [Map]      
  W Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Almon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Byars Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Heflin Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Penn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fennell 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 Oakville had a population of 46 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Oakville
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oakville
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oakville
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oakville
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oakville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oakville
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Oakville
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oakville
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Oakville
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service

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

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Oakville)
      Moulton   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Oakville:

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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Walker 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    

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 Oakville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakville. 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 that stretches from Oakville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oakville) 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 Oakville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4454, Longitude: -87.1622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakville 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 Oakville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oakville.


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