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Langston, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Langston ...

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 Langston (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 Langston. 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 Langston ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Langston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Langston, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Langston.

Cemeteries Near Langston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Langston.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashburn 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 Langston had a population of 63 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Langston had a population of 264 people.

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

Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Langston
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Langston
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Langston
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Langston
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Langston
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Langston
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Langston
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Langston
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Langston
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak 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 Langston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Langston 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Langston is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Langston)
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Langston:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah 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      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Langston:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Langston in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Langston for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Langston.
      See our Misc Page for Langston for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Langston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5374, Longitude: -86.0901     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Langston 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 Langston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Langston.