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Lickskillet, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lickskillet ...

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 Lickskillet (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 Lickskillet. 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 and hospitals 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.

Lickskillet is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Lickskillet)
  Dog Town   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Douglas   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fort Payne   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bootsville   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pine Ridge   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Collinsville   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clyde - Historic   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chavies   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cordell - Historic   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Collins - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Goshen - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Adelia - Historic   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dailey   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Merrellton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nances Creek   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Level   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Angel   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jacksonville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Taft   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gaylesville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Broomtown   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Centre   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Howells Crossroads   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grantville - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Borden Springs   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ballplay   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Turkeytown   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Coat's Bend   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Banner   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Whitesboro   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hokes Bluff   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reece City   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sardis City   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mountainboro   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dutton   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Section   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gray - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pisgah   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Langston   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flat Rock   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Scottsboro   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Columbus City Ferry   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bartlett - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grant   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Horton   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Clair
  Steele   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
  Menlo (GA)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lyerly (GA)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Berryton (GA)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Summerville (GA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Trion (GA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dade (GA)
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
  Coosa (GA)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Armuchee (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glenwood (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rome (GA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lindale (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Shannon (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gordon (GA)
  Plainville (GA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
  Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cedartown (GA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Walker (GA)
  LaFayette (GA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Linwood (GA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kensington (GA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lickskillet ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lickskillet.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tuckers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henderson - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Sand Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mosely Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Plunket Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Lankford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hunts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sand Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lickskillet ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lickskillet.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lickskillet, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lickskillet.

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

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

Loveless   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lickskillet
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lickskillet
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lickskillet
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Lickskillet
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 13,987 people in 2018)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Lickskillet
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lickskillet
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 577 people in 2018)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lickskillet
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lickskillet
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Lickskillet
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service

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

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Chattooga County (GA):     Cyndi's



Dade County (GA):     Cyndi's



Floyd County (GA):     Cyndi's



Gordon County (GA):     Cyndi's



Polk County (GA):     Cyndi's



Walker County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lickskillet) 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 Lickskillet. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lickskillet

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lickskillet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3404, Longitude: -85.6958     [Map].

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

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