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Concord, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Concord ...

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 Concord (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 Concord. 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 Concord ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Concord.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Concord, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Concord.

Cemeteries Near Concord ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Concord.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Fergason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Love Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Landersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gargas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blackground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N String Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tharptown 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 Concord had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Concord
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Concord
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Concord
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Concord
 - Bingham 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 Concord. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Concord 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 hospitals 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.

Concord is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

Below are the counties that are near Concord. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Concord:

Lawrence     (The home county for Concord)
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Concord:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston 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    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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 Concord ...

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

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 Concord:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Concord.
      See our Misc Page for Concord for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Concord. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5273, Longitude: -87.4539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Concord 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 Concord, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Concord.