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Confluence, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Confluence ...

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 Confluence (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 Confluence. 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 Confluence ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Confluence.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Confluence, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Confluence.

Cemeteries Near Confluence ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Confluence.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler 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 Confluence in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Confluence.

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Confluence
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Confluence
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Confluence
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Confluence
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Confluence
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Confluence
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Confluence
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Confluence
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Confluence
 - O'Neal 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 Confluence. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Confluence 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 and 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Confluence)
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Confluence:

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    
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    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Confluence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8515, Longitude: -87.2353     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Confluence 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Confluence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Confluence.