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Estep, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Estep ...

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

We've added Estep to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Estep, 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 Estep (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 Estep. 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 Estep ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Estep.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Estep, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Estep.

Cemeteries Near Estep ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Estep.

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

Distance &

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

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Estep
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Estep
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Estep
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Estep
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Estep
 - Poplar Creek 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 North Northeast (NNE) from Estep
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Estep
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Estep
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Estep
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Estep
 - Ripley 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 Estep. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Estep 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Estep 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 Estep. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Estep:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Estep)
      Anderson   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 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]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Estep:

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    
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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

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 Estep, 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 'straight-line' distance that starts in Estep. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Estep) 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 Estep. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Estep

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Estep. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8723, Longitude: -87.2514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Estep have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Estep.