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Arkdell, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Arkdell ...

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 Arkdell (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 Arkdell. 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 Arkdell ...

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 Arkdell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arkdell, 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 Arkdell.

Cemeteries Near Arkdell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arkdell.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Home Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bishop Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Restview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blue Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Clack Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wayland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powell 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 Arkdell in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Arkdell.

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

Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Arkdell
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Arkdell
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Arkdell
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Arkdell
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Arkdell
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 787 people in 2016)
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Arkdell
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Loretto (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Arkdell
 - 1895 population of 102 people (with 1,752 people in 2016)
 - Loretto had a post office and railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Arkdell
 - Bailey Springs 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 Arkdell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arkdell 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 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Arkdell)
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 Arkdell:

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    
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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arkdell. 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 starting from Arkdell. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arkdell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkdell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9598, Longitude: -87.4297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arkdell 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 Arkdell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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