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Our Genealogy Helper for Leggtown ...

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 Leggtown (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Leggtown. 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.

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 and hospitals 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.

Leggtown is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Leggtown)
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Elkmont   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Caro   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Comer   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Slabtown - Historic   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Belew - Historic   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Toney   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Madison   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hazel Green   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Meridianville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Normal   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Moore's Mill   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Triana   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Danville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  New Prospect (TN)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ethridge (TN)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Webber City (TN)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Park Grove (TN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boonshill (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Park City (TN)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Petersburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belleville (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marshall (TN)
  Delina (TN)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cornersville (TN)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Orrs (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oak Hill (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Maury (TN)
  Southport (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Frierson Town (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Leggtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Leggtown.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Leggtown covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Case Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phoenix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kedron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Polar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Daly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shores Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Neely Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Croney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Aspen Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Aspen Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Leggtown ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Leggtown.

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

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 Leggtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Leggtown.

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

Bethel (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Leggtown
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Leggtown
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leggtown
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Stella (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Leggtown
 - Stella had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Leggtown
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Leggtown
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Veto   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Leggtown
 - Veto had a post office and no railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Leggtown
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville 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 Leggtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Leggtown in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Leggtown:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (TN):     Cyndi's



Maury County (TN):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Limestone 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leggtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leggtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9559, Longitude: -87.0656     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leggtown 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:

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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 Leggtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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