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Irvington, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Irvington ...

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 Irvington (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 Irvington. 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 Irvington ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Irvington.

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

Cemeteries Near Irvington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Irvington.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parker Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elliott 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 Irvington in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Irvington.

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

Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Irvington
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Irvington
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Irvington
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Irvington
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Irvington
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Irvington
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Irvington
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Irvington
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Irvington
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,393 people in 2016)
 - Athens 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 Irvington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Irvington 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 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Irvington)
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 it should be mentioned 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 Irvington:

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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
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    

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Irvington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6398, Longitude: -86.9292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Irvington 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 Irvington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Irvington.