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Kendell, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kendell ...

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

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

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kendell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kendell, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kendell.

Cemeteries Near Kendell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kendell.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Francis - King - Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Milford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Balentine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE McAllister Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McFalls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pigg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Gean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fielder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whittens Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whites Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roundtop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stribling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stribling 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.

Kendell itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cypress Inn (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kendell
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kendell
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kendell
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Stout (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kendell
 - Stout had a post office and no railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kendell
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Kendell
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Whittens Stand (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Whittens Stand was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kendell
 - Whittens Stand had a post office and no railroad service
Weatherford (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Weatherford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Kendell
 - Weatherford 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 Kendell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kendell 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Kendell)
      Cloverdale   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chester (TN)
      Milledgeville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Decatur (TN)
      Pleasant Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Henderson (TN)
      Sardis (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 - 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 Kendell:

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    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kendell ...

While our initial data for Kendell came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Kendell 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 Kendell.

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 Kendell:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Kendell.
      See our Misc Page for Kendell for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kendell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9765, Longitude: -87.8817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kendell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kendell.