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Freeman Acres, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Freeman Acres ...

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 Freeman Acres (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 Freeman Acres. 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 Freeman Acres ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Freeman Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Freeman Acres, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Freeman Acres.

Cemeteries Near Freeman Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Freeman Acres.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW String Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnett 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 Freeman Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Freeman Acres.

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Freeman Acres
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Freeman Acres
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Freeman Acres
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Freeman Acres
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,069 people in 2016)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Freeman Acres
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Freeman Acres
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Freeman Acres
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Freeman Acres
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Freeman Acres
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Freeman Acres
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Freeman Acres
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Freeman Acres
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Freeman Acres
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Freeman Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Freeman Acres 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Freeman Acres)
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Courtland   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 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   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 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 Freeman Acres:

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    
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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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freeman Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7829, Longitude: -87.3461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Freeman Acres 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 Freeman Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Freeman Acres.