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Our Genealogical Helper for Youngtown ...

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 Youngtown (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 Youngtown. 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 Youngtown ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Youngtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Youngtown, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Youngtown.

Cemeteries Near Youngtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Youngtown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Old Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Landersville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE McLemore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Tapsville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bogar Cemetery [Map]      
  E Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Almon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wear Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Cheatham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Heflin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Long Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Bunyan Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cheatham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Byars Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Poplar Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Aldridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Woodard Cemetery [Map]      
  E Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  E Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moulton Municipal Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Templeton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery (West) [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery (East) [Map]      
  SSW Wolfpen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilborn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Orange Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Orange Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Love Cemetery [Map]      
  E Paff Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Denton Hollow Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kimbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Grove 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 Youngtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Youngtown.

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

Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Youngtown
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Youngtown
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Youngtown
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Youngtown
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Youngtown
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Youngtown
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Youngtown
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Youngtown
 - Ellaville 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 Youngtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Youngtown 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Youngtown is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lawrence     (The home county for Youngtown)
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Colbert
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Cullman
      West Point   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Limestone
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Madison
      Triana   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Danville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Walker
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Youngtown:

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 Lawrence 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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 ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 beginning in Youngtown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Youngtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Youngtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4168, Longitude: -87.3909     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Youngtown 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 Youngtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Youngtown.



 
 
 

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