RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Sugar, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Sugar

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Sugar
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Sugar ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sugar. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sugar to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sugar, please Contact Us.

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 Sugar (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 Sugar. 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 Sugar ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sugar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sugar, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sugar.

Cemeteries Near Sugar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sugar.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Dobbins Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McCravy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oxford Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Noblit Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Booth Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Stevens Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Elledge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hesters Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Freeman Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Gibbins Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Bonnertown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tedd Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shoal Bluff Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE White Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Jackson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Powell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Sexton Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Cottrell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gaston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Richardson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Five Points Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Second Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Portertown Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SE Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stella Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Gooch Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW St. Truitt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Fall River Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WSW Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hightower Cemetery [Map]      
  E Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Shores Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Shores Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Home Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Peppertown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Moore Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  S Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lindsey Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SE Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  E Case Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Kedron Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Massey Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Shores Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Shores Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Center Point Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Center Point Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Bishop Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


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.

Sugar itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sugar
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sugar
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Marbuts (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sugar
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sugar
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sugar
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Stella (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sugar
 - Stella had a post office and no railroad service
Dustin (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dustin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sugar
 - Dustin had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sugar
 - 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 Sugar. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sugar 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sugar is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Sugar. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sugar:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Sugar)
      Bethel   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Anderson   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frierson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Pleasant (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Sugar:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lewis 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      
Maury 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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sugar ...

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

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 Sugar:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Sugar.
      See our Misc Page for Sugar for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sugar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Sugar. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sugar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9981, Longitude: -87.2183     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sugar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sugar.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 21 Mar 2017
By John Hall