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Fish Pond, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fish Pond ...

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 Fish Pond (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 Fish Pond. 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 Fish Pond ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fish Pond.

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

Cemeteries Near Fish Pond ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fish Pond.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mayes 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 Fish Pond in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fish Pond.

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

Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Fish Pond
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fish Pond
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fish Pond
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Fish Pond
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fish Pond
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Fish Pond
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Fish Pond
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Fish Pond
 - Poplar Creek 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 Fish Pond. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fish Pond 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 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.

Fish Pond is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Fish Pond)
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Fish Pond:

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 Lawrence 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall 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 Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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 within Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fish Pond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6426, Longitude: -87.1406     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fish Pond 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 Fish Pond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fish Pond.