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Cloverdale, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cloverdale ...

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 Cloverdale (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 Cloverdale. 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 Cloverdale ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cloverdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cloverdale, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cloverdale.

Cemeteries Near Cloverdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cloverdale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Parsonage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE George Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Balentine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McAllister Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Francis - King - Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Walston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pigg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Railroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hardwick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whittens Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Milford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar 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>

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

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

Cypress Inn (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cloverdale
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cloverdale
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cloverdale
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Cloverdale
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
Kendell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cloverdale
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cloverdale
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cloverdale
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cloverdale
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Pleasant Valley (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pleasant Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Cloverdale
 - Pleasant Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cloverdale
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 39,959 people in 2016)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cloverdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cloverdale 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 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Cloverdale)
      Zip City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Cloverdale:

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    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin 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    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cloverdale ...

While our initial data for Cloverdale came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Cloverdale 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 Cloverdale.

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 Cloverdale:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cloverdale.
      See our Misc Page for Cloverdale for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cloverdale. 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' distance starting from Cloverdale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cloverdale) 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 Cloverdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cloverdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cloverdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9387, Longitude: -87.7714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cloverdale 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 Cloverdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cloverdale.