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Caro, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Caro ...

Although we found mention of Caro during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Caro was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

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 Caro (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 Caro. 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 Caro ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Caro.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Caro, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Caro.

Cemeteries Near Caro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Caro.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Motes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Milhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adams - Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Golightly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Delap - Clemant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hopwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ready Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Lewter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Booker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Madison Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ezell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corpier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maddox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hutchings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Golightly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elliot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bledsoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cummins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dedman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bouldin - Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Merrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ewing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Croney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fords Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elkton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sulser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Eagin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nick Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Briar Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cole - Holloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Neeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baggerly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elkton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Major Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Douglass - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gladstone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Murphy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neely Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Polar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  W Antioch 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Caro had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Caro
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Wooley Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Caro
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Estaville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Caro
 - Estaville had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Caro
 - Elkmont Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Cash Point (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Caro
 - Cash Point had a post office and no railroad service
Madison Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Caro
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Madison Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Blanche (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Caro
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Blanche had railroad service and no post office
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Caro
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
Cluttsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Caro
 - 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 Caro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Caro 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Caro)
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lester   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Whitaker (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palmetto (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trigg (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 Caro:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       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    
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    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Caro ...

While our initial data for Caro came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Caro in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Caro.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Caro:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Caro.
      See our Misc Page for Caro for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Caro and then turned east". While Caro could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Caro as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Caro could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Caro.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Caro. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Caro) 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 Caro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Caro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9395, Longitude: -86.8117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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: findagrave.com.

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<4>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 Caro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Caro.