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Red Bank, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Red Bank ...

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 Red Bank (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 Red Bank. 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 Red Bank ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Bank.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Bank, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Bank.

Cemeteries Near Red Bank ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Bank.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  S Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  W Foster Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  N Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  S Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW King Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW String Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lansdell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Garth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Early Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  SW King Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  S Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  S Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  S Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mayes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Newman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peden Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W McKiernan 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 Red Bank in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Red Bank.

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Red Bank
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Red Bank
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Red Bank
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Red Bank
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Red Bank
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Red Bank
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Red Bank
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Red Bank
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Red Bank
 - 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 Red Bank. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Red Bank 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Red Bank)
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 - 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 Red Bank:

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    
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    
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 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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Bank. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7673, Longitude: -87.3700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Bank 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 Red Bank, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Red Bank.


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