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Our Genealogy Helper for Lime Sink ...

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 Sink (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 Lime Sink. 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 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 Sink is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Barbour     (The home county for Lime Sink)
  Baker Hill   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Clayton   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Blue Springs   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clio   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eufaula   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Comer   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Smuteye   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Midway   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Perote   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Three Notch   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Union Springs   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Frisco   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wilkinstown   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jack   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clopton   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Phillips Crossroads   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Skipperville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ariton   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mabson   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ozark   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Midland City   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Napier Field   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Newton   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grimes   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pinckard   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fort Rucker   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Holiday Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Screamer   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Graball   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Abbeville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Capps   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oakey Grove   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Shorterville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Newville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Haleburg   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Headland   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kinsey   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Webb   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dothan   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cowarts   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Parish   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Davis   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tennille   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Banks   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brundidge   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mossy Grove Village   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McClure Town   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Troy   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Meeksville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Orion   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hurtsboro   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cottonton   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pittsview   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hatchechubbee   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Seale   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Holy Trinity   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clay (GA)
  Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bellville (GA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bluffton (GA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Early (GA)
  Blakely (GA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Quitman (GA)
  Georgetown (GA)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Morris (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Randolph (GA)
  Coleman (GA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Stewart (GA)
  Omaha (GA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lime Sink ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scotch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Texasville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clayton City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Serene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Helms Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Edwin Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beauchamp Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Perkins - Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Shiloh Word Fellowship   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jacksonville Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lime Sink ...

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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lime Sink.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lime Sink, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lime Sink.

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

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

Oateston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Lime Sink
 - Oateston had a post office and no railroad service
Clayton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lime Sink
 - 1895 population of 997 people (with 2,856 people in 2018)
 - Clayton had a post office and railroad service
Cotton Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lime Sink
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and no railroad service
White Oak   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lime Sink
 - White Oak had railroad service and no post office
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Lime Sink
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 462 people in 2018)
 - Louisville had a post office and railroad service
Lawrenceville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lime Sink
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Lawrenceville had a post office and no railroad service
Clopton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Lime Sink
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Clopton had a post office and no railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lime Sink
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,270 people in 2018)
 - Clio 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 Sink. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lime Sink 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 Lime Sink:

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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bullock County:     Cyndi's



Coffee County:     Cyndi's



Dale County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Pike County:     Cyndi's



Russell County:     Cyndi's



Clay County (GA):     Cyndi's



Early County (GA):     Cyndi's



Quitman County (GA):     Cyndi's



Randolph County (GA):     Cyndi's



Stewart County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Barbour County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lime Sink. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lime Sink) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lime Sink. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7829, Longitude: -85.3980     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lime Sink 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 Lime Sink, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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