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Lewin, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lewin ...

So far, we have found very little information about Lewin. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Lewin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Lewin, please Contact Us.

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 Lewin (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 Lewin. 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 southeast 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Lewin is historic, it would have been located within present day Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Lewin)
  Attalla   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Ivalee   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Ridgeville   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Alabama City   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Gadsden   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Egypt   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Rainbow City   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Reece City   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bird - Historic   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Taits Gap   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Snead   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hoods Crossroads   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Appalachian   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Straight Mountain   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Fridays Crossing   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Susan Moore   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Highland Lake   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Craig   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oneonta   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oak Level   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cochran Springs   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ohatchee   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Beasley - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Clark - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Angel   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Adelia - Historic   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Centre   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coloma - Historic   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Spring Garden   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Howells Crossroads   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rock Run   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gaylesville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Taft   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kirk's Grove   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Borden Springs   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Abel   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  White City   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  East Point   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cotnam   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Collinsville   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Geraldine   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chigger Hill   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Floy - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clyde - Historic   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grove Oak   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dog Town   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Langston   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Section   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ayres   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Village Springs   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clay   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Masseyline   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Palmerdale   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Breakstone Village   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  East Trussville - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Trussville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cahaba Village   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grayson Valley   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Trafford   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chalkville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bartlett - Historic   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Horton   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bowen - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Big Spring - Historic   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hulaco   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
  Steele   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ashville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ragland   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Wattsville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Springville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Avondale Village   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Colony   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Windsong Island   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Munford   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Talladega   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lewin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lewin.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Rainbow Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alabama City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Forrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Conn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gallant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crestwood Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Lincoln Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Deerman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tillison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Heald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill UMC Cemetery<4>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lewin ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lewin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lewin, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lewin.

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.

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

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

Attalla   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lewin
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,799 people in 2018)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
Norton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Lewin
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
Stanfield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Lewin
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
Littleton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lewin
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
Etowahton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Lewin
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Lewin
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 35,157 people in 2018)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
Howelton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lewin
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lewin
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lewin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lewin in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Lewin:

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lewin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lewin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0043, Longitude: -86.1139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lewin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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