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Our Genealogy Helper for Lewisburg ...

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 Lewisburg (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 Lewisburg. 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 and doctors 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.

Lewisburg is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Lewisburg)
  Vulcan City   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Tarrant   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Fultondale   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Hooper City   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Birmingham   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Zion City   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pratt City   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  New Town   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Gardendale   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Gate City   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Marks Village   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Forestdale   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Green Pond   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  North Bibb   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Burmah - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Corinne - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Italian Town   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Blocton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  County Line   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Selfville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Red Hill   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Locust Fork   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Baltimore - Historic   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Arkadelphia   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Colony   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bremen   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dodge City   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  White City   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
  Woodland Village   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Moody   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Argo   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Indian Springs Village   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Vandiver   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Helena   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sterrett   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Westover   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Colony   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Windsong Island   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bull City   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kellerman   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vance   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Twilley Town   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Reeds Ferry   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Creel   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dora   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Empire   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Barney   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sipsey   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Falls City   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lewisburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lewisburg.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bivens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crumley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW George Washington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Cardiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glasgow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Linn Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lewisburg ...

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 204 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lewisburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lewisburg, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lewisburg.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office.

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

Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lewisburg
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lewisburg
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lewisburg
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lewisburg
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Lewisburg
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 209,880 people in 2018)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lewisburg
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
Avondale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lewisburg
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lewisburg
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lewisburg
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lewisburg
 - Sandusky 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 Lewisburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lewisburg in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Lewisburg:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Blount County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lewisburg ...

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

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 Lewisburg:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lewisburg. See our Misc Page for Lewisburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewisburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5826, Longitude: -86.8055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lewisburg 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 Lewisburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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