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Lardent, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lardent ...

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 Lardent (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 Lardent. 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 Lardent ...

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 Lardent.

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

Cemeteries Near Lardent ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lardent.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Oxford Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oconee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Westview Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lloyds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Anniston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Halls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Davistown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Iron City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fourmile 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>

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

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

Oxanna   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lardent
 - 1895 population of 748 people
 - Oxanna had a post office and railroad service
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lardent
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,120 people in 2016)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
Anniston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lardent
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,112 people in 2016)
 - Anniston had a post office and railroad service
De Armanville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Lardent
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - De Armanville had a post office and railroad service
Blue Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Lardent
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
Coldwater   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lardent
 - Coldwater had railroad service and no post office
Eulaton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lardent
 - Eulaton had a post office and no railroad service
Silver Run   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lardent
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Silver Run 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 Lardent. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lardent 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 doctors 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.

Lardent is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Lardent)
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Hobson City   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Anniston   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saks   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lardent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6223, Longitude: -85.8294     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lardent 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 Lardent, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lardent.