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Lanett, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lanett ...

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 Lanett (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 Lanett. 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 the area of Lanett ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lanett.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lanett. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lanett and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lanett.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> of Lanett.

Cemeteries Near Lanett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lanett.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Oak Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shawmut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forty Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillcrest Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greenwood Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Huguley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pinewood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  S Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Langdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lovelace Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holstun Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Traylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cusseta Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Long Cane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holstum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Emory Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery<4>   [Map]     
  S Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swint - Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Loyd Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wehadkee 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.<5>

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

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

West Point (GA)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Lanett
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,728 people in 2015)
 - West Point had a post office and railroad service
River View   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lanett
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lanett
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
Gabbettville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lanett
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service
Long Cane (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lanett
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lanett
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 123 people in 2016)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Lanett
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lanett
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Whitesville had a post office and no railroad service
Fredonia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lanett
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
Crowder (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crowder was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Lanett
 - Crowder had a post office and no railroad service
Boyds   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lanett
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lanett. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lanett 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 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.

Lanett is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

Below are the counties that are near Lanett. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lanett:

Chambers     (The home county for Lanett)
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Valley   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gay (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 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 Lanett:

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers 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 ...

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About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lanett. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lanett

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lanett. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8618, Longitude: -85.2068     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lanett have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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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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<4>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<5>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 Lanett, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lanett.