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Our Genealogical Helper for Whitfield ...

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 Whitfield (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 Whitfield. 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 Whitfield ...

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 Whitfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whitfield, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whitfield.

Cemeteries Near Whitfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitfield.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW West Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wiggins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roselawn Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Polly Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cambridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Menefee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Isom Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fielding Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Turner Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hughey Cemetery [Map]      
  E McClellan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nick Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reunion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Slave Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Myers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCully Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Parker Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Donaldson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Witty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cummins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peete Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Toney Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fletcher Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pike Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Vasser - Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davchport Cemetery [Map]      
  N Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Withers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whitworth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Betts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clift Cemetery [Map]      
  E Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hammond Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hutchings Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Concord Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE German Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Poplar Creek 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 Whitfield in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Whitfield.

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

Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Whitfield
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whitfield
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitfield
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whitfield
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitfield
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
 
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitfield
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Whitfield
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Whitfield
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whitfield
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Whitfield
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Whitfield
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cluttsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whitfield
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville 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 Whitfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whitfield 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Limestone     (The home county for Whitfield)
      Athens   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Country Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Tanner   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cullman
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Madison
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Decatur   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 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]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Whitfield:

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
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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitfield. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Whitfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7756, Longitude: -86.9375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitfield 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 Whitfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitfield.



 
 
 

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