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Corum, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Corum ...

So far, we have found very little information about Corum. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Corum to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Corum, please Contact Us.

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 Corum (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 Corum. 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 Corum ...

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 Corum.

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

Cemeteries Near Corum ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Corum.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Home Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill 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.

While we didn't find Corum in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Corum.

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

Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Corum
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Corum
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Corum
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Corum
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Corum
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Corum
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Corum
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Corum
 - Appleton 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 Corum. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Corum 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Corum is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Corum. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Corum:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Corum)
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Corum:

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
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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Corum, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corum. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9084, Longitude: -87.3317     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Corum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Corum.