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Fishermans Resort, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fishermans Resort ...

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 Fishermans Resort (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 Fishermans Resort. 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 Fishermans Resort ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fishermans Resort.

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

Cemeteries Near Fishermans Resort ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fishermans Resort.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Peden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW String Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Leigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitamore 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.<3>

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

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

Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fishermans Resort
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fishermans Resort
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Fishermans Resort
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,069 people in 2016)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fishermans Resort
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fishermans Resort
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fishermans Resort
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Fishermans Resort
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fishermans Resort
 - Bingham 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 Fishermans Resort. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fishermans Resort 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Fishermans Resort)
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Fishermans Resort:

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    
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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fishermans Resort. 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 that stretches from Fishermans Resort. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fishermans Resort) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fishermans Resort. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7843, Longitude: -87.3939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fishermans Resort have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Fishermans Resort, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fishermans Resort.