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Ramblewood Shores, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ramblewood Shores ...

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 Ramblewood Shores (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 Ramblewood Shores. 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 Ramblewood Shores ...

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 Ramblewood Shores.

  • Typical abbreviation for Ramblewood Shores: Ramblewood Shrs.

Newspapers Published in Ramblewood Shores ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ramblewood Shores.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ramblewood Shores, 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 Ramblewood Shores.

Cemeteries Near Ramblewood Shores ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ramblewood Shores.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  E Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Early Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  W Foster Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Newman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  W Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  S Garth Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW String Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  S Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mayes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Carter 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 Ramblewood Shores in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ramblewood Shores.

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ramblewood Shores
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Ramblewood Shores
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ramblewood Shores
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ramblewood Shores
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Ramblewood Shores
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ramblewood Shores
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Ramblewood Shores
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ramblewood Shores
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ramblewood Shores
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington 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 Ramblewood Shores. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ramblewood Shores 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Ramblewood Shores)
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 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 Ramblewood Shores:

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    
Madison 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    
Lincoln 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Ramblewood Shores. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ramblewood Shores) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ramblewood Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7856, Longitude: -87.3142     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ramblewood Shores 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 Ramblewood Shores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ramblewood Shores.


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