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Laneville, Alabama
(Hale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Laneville ...

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 Laneville (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 Laneville. 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 Laneville ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Laneville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Laneville, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Laneville.

Cemeteries Near Laneville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Laneville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Hunter Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tunstall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Alex Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Curry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrissette Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCreary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rosemount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Newbern Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goldman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenlawn Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Ellawhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Turpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walthill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jerusalem 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Laneville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Laneville
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Faunsdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Laneville
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 92 people in 2016)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Laneville
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Laneville
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 178 people in 2016)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Laneville
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Uniontown   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Laneville
 - 1895 population of 854 people (with 2,388 people in 2016)
 - Uniontown had a post office and railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Laneville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Tombigbee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Laneville
 - Tombigbee 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 Laneville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Laneville 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 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.

Laneville is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Laneville)
      Prairieville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jones   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      York   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Laneville:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Laneville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laneville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5226, Longitude: -87.5964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Laneville 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 Laneville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Laneville.