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Westmoreland, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Westmoreland ...

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

We've added Westmoreland to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Westmoreland, 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 Westmoreland (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 Westmoreland. 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 Westmoreland ...

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 Westmoreland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westmoreland, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westmoreland.

Cemeteries Near Westmoreland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westmoreland.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE McCravy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Elledge Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Tedd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hesters Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oxford Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Barker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Booth Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Noblit Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Stevens Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Dobbins Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Old Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  S Higgens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  E Browning Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gaston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bonnertown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Cottrell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Romine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hooie Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Freeman Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Bedingfield Cemetery [Map]      
  S Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  S Temperance Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  E Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shoal Bluff Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE White Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Jackson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shoemaker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gibbins Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Lentzville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elk River Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Grigsby Cemetery [Map]      
  E Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Five Points Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Second Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Portertown Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Harvey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Civitan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  S Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weir Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Richardson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  E Hightower Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Legg Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sexton Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Stella Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Powell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Warmack Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Gooch Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW St. Truitt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Peppertown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  W Perry 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.

While we didn't find Westmoreland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westmoreland.

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

Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Westmoreland
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Westmoreland
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Westmoreland
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Westmoreland
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Marbuts (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westmoreland
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westmoreland
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Westmoreland
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westmoreland
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westmoreland
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville 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 Westmoreland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westmoreland 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Westmoreland:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Westmoreland)
      Bethel   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frierson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Westmoreland:

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community 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 Westmoreland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westmoreland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9459, Longitude: -87.2139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westmoreland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westmoreland.


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