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Lees Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lees Park ...

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 Lees Park (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 Lees Park. 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.

Name Variations for Lees Park ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Lees Park.

  • While the name of this community is Lees Park, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Lees Park may originally have been Lee's Park.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Lees Park might be written as Lee Park.

Newspapers Published in Lees Park ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lees Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lees Park, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lees Park.

Cemeteries Near Lees Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lees Park.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Belsor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Head Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McNeil - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Petrey 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.<4>

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

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

Curry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Lees Park
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lees Park
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lees Park
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lees Park
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Lees Park
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lees Park
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Lees Park
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Shady Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lees Park
 - Shady Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Center Point   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lees Park
 - Center Point 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 Lees Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lees Park 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 doctors and 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.

Lees Park is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Lees Park)
      McClure Town   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 - 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 Lees Park:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lees Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8557, Longitude: -86.0263     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lees Park 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>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Lees Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lees Park.