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Hurricane, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hurricane ...

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

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

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 Hurricane.

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

Cemeteries Near Hurricane ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hurricane.

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

Distance &

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

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

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

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Hurricane)
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Anderson   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkton (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]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Hurricane:

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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurricane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8820, Longitude: -87.2709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hurricane 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hurricane.