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Landersville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Landersville ...

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 Landersville (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 Landersville. 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 Landersville ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Landersville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Landersville, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Landersville.

Cemeteries Near Landersville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Landersville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Landersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fergason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Love Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bogar Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McLemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tapsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gargas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blackground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Landersville had a population of 85 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Landersville
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Landersville
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Landersville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Landersville
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,343 people in 2016)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Landersville
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Landersville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Landersville
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Landersville
 - Mountain Home 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 Landersville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Landersville 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Landersville)
      Muck City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - you should note 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 Landersville:

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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Landersville ...

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

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 Landersville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Landersville.
      See our Misc Page for Landersville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Landersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4690, Longitude: -87.4009     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Landersville 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 Landersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Landersville.