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Gipsy, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gipsy ...

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 Gipsy (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 Gipsy. 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 Gipsy ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gipsy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gipsy, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gipsy.

Cemeteries Near Gipsy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gipsy.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  ENE St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phoenix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Carmel 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Gipsy
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gipsy
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gipsy
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gipsy
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Gipsy
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gipsy
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gipsy
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gipsy
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Bethel (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gipsy
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gipsy
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Veto   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gipsy
 - Veto 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 Gipsy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gipsy 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Gipsy)
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   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 Gipsy, see our County-by-County Page for Gipsy.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Gipsy:

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    
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    
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    
Maury 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 ...

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Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gipsy ...

While our initial data for Gipsy came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Gipsy in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Gipsy.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Gipsy:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gipsy.
      See our Misc Page for Gipsy for more information.

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gipsy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8937, Longitude: -87.0825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gipsy 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 Gipsy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gipsy.