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Zip City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Zip City ...

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 Zip City (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 Zip City. 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 Zip City ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Zip City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Zip City, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Zip City.

Cemeteries Near Zip City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Zip City.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nolen Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Paulk Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Railroad Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Old Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Roberson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hardwick Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Simmons Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Whitten Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  S Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wade Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW George Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whittens Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  E Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wolf Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Wayland Springs Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Hensley Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dowdy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Hollis Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Wright Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW McAllister Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Darby Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Austin Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  S Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holland Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE St. Joseph Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Lawson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Holt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Pigg Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Old Hayes Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Old Darby Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Balentine Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Barkley 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.<2>

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

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

Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Zip City
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Zip City
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Zip City
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Zip City
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Zip City
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Zip City
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Iron City (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Zip City
 - 1895 population of 381 people
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Zip City
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Zip City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Zip City 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Zip City is located in 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 Zip City. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Zip City:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Zip City)
      Cloverdale   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Zip City:

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    
Franklin 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    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hardin 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      
Perry 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Zip City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Zip City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Zip City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Zip City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zip City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9546, Longitude: -87.6690     [Map].

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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 Zip City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Zip City.


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