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Our Genealogical Helper for Shanghai ...

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 Shanghai (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 Shanghai. 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 Shanghai ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shanghai.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shanghai, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shanghai.

Cemeteries Near Shanghai ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shanghai.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Berea Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  E Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  S Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  S Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  E Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  S Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  W Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tedd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery #1 [Map]      
  NE St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  N Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  W Legg Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  S Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elledge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hightower Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lucy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  S Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hesters Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE West Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  N Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gaston Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  S Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wallace 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 Shanghai in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Shanghai.

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

Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Shanghai
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Shanghai
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Shanghai
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Shanghai
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shanghai
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shanghai
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shanghai
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shanghai
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shanghai
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shanghai
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens 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 Shanghai. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shanghai 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Shanghai is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Shanghai. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Shanghai:

  DirectionDistance
Limestone     (The home county for Shanghai)
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Lawrence
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Madison
      Harvest   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Morgan
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 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 Shanghai:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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    
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    
Marshall 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 Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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 ...
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shanghai. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shanghai. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8501, Longitude: -87.0850     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shanghai 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 Shanghai, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shanghai.



 
 
 

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