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Tanner, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tanner ...

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 Tanner (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 Tanner. 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 Tanner ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tanner.

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

Cemeteries Near Tanner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tanner.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE West Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  S Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  W Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mason Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Peete Cemetery [Map]      
  E Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  E Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  N Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Withers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whitworth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hardy 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 Tanner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tanner.

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Tanner
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tanner
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Tanner
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tanner
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Tanner
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur 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 Tanner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tanner 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 and doctors 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Tanner)
      Athens   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearl City (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]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Tanner:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Marshall 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    
Marshall 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Tanner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tanner) 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 Tanner. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tanner

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tanner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7315, Longitude: -86.9706     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tanner 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 Tanner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tanner.


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