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Lime Rock, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lime Rock ...

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 Lime Rock (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

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

Newspapers Published in Lime Rock ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lime Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lime Rock, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lime Rock.

Cemeteries Near Lime Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lime Rock.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Lime Rock covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Devaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Luketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sadler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Orman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bickley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCollough Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Key Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<2>

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

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

Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Lime Rock
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lime Rock
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Lime Rock
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,815 people in 2016)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lime Rock
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lime Rock
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lime Rock
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,434 people in 2016)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Lime Rock
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lime Rock
 - Rockwood 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 Lime Rock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lime Rock in the 1890's.

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.

Lime Rock is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Lime Rock)
      Littleville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Lime Rock:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lime Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6054, Longitude: -87.7461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lime Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Lime Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lime Rock.