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Dogwood, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dogwood ...

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 Dogwood (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 Dogwood. 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 Dogwood ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dogwood.

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

Cemeteries Near Dogwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dogwood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warren 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 Dogwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dogwood.

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

Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Dogwood
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dogwood
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dogwood
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Dogwood
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dogwood
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dogwood
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dogwood
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell 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 Dogwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dogwood 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.

Dogwood is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Dogwood)
      Cairo   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Killen   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Dogwood:

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 Limestone 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    
Lawrence 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    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dogwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 starting in Dogwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dogwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dogwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7715, Longitude: -87.1947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dogwood 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 Dogwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dogwood.