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Lexington, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lexington ...

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 Lexington (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 Lexington. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Lexington is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Lexington)
  Comer   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Slabtown - Historic   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Belew - Historic   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Green Hill   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Atlas - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gatesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wren   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lester   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Caro   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Toney   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Madison   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Weakley (TN)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Olivet (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Prospect (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Park Grove (TN)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Ethridge (TN)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Webber City (TN)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lewis (TN)
  Voorhies (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Boonshill (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
  Cornersville (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Maury (TN)
  Southport (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Frierson Town (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lutts (TN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lexington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lexington.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Leonard P. Green Jr. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Home Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bishop Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Restview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blue Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clack Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lexington ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lexington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lexington, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lexington.

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 Lexington had a population of 27 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Lexington had a population of 708 people.

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

Comer   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lexington
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lexington
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Lexington
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Loretto (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lexington
 - 1895 population of 102 people (with 1,779 people in 2018)
 - Loretto had a post office and railroad service
Appleton (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lexington
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lexington
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 811 people in 2018)
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
Busby (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Lexington
 - Busby had railroad service and no post office
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lexington
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lexington
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lexington
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2018)
 - Rogersville 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 Lexington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lexington 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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Lexington:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lewis 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Lauderdale 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lexington ...

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

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 Lexington:

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

We have found Lexington in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Lexington for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lexington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lexington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lexington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9652, Longitude: -87.3735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lexington 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 Lexington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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