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Dart, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dart ...

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 Dart (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 Dart. 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 Dart ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dart.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dart, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dart.

Cemeteries Near Dart ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dart.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Francis - King - Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW McFalls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Milford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Balentine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fielder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McAllister Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pigg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roundtop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whites Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Faint Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stribling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stribling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gillis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Petty Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cave Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weatherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hollands Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lutts 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>

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

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

Kendell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dart
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
Stout (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dart
 - Stout had a post office and no railroad service
Cypress Inn (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Dart
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dart
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Dart
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dart
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Whittens Stand (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Whittens Stand was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dart
 - Whittens Stand had a post office and no railroad service
Weatherford (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Weatherford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dart
 - Weatherford had a post office and no railroad service
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dart
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 198 people in 2016)
 - Waterloo 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 Dart. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dart 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 hospitals 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Dart)
      Cloverdale   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chester (TN)
      Milledgeville (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Enville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Decatur (TN)
      Pleasant Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Lebanon (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scotts Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Henderson (TN)
      Sardis (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Selmer (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 Dart:

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    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henderson 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 ...

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 Dart. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Dart. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dart) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dart. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9945, Longitude: -87.9236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dart 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 Dart, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dart.