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Anderson, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Anderson ...

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 Anderson (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 Anderson. 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 Anderson ...

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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anderson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Anderson, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Anderson.

Cemeteries Near Anderson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anderson.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Home Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott 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.<3>

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

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

Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Anderson
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Anderson
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Anderson
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Anderson
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Anderson
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anderson
 - Lentzville 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 Anderson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Anderson 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 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Anderson)
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   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   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 it should be mentioned that 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 Anderson:

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 website for the State of 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    
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     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9147, Longitude: -87.2716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Anderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Anderson.