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Lakeview, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lakeview ...

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 Lakeview (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 Lakeview. 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 Lakeview ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lakeview.

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

Cemeteries Near Lakeview ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lakeview.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashford 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.<2>

While we didn't find Lakeview in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lakeview.

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

Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lakeview
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lakeview
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lakeview
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lakeview
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Lakeview
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lakeview
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lakeview
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lakeview
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lakeview
 - Simpson 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 Lakeview. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lakeview 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Lakeview)
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 Lakeview:

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    
Cullman 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      
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    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lakeview. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7026, Longitude: -87.1539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Lakeview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lakeview.