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Our Genealogy Helper for Lime ...

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 (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. 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 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 is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Lime)
  Rock Mills   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Roanoke   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wedowee   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wadley   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Graham   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Almond   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Newell   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Morrison Crossroad   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Standing Rock   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Five Points   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Penton   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Abanda   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  LaFayette   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lanett   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Plant City   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Huguley   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Eady City   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Valley   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Motley   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Cragford   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mellow Valley   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barfield   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lineville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Delta   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elder   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Millerville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ranburne   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Micaville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Arbacoochee   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hollis Crossroads   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Abel   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fruithurst   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Muscadine   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  The Bottle   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Opelika   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Salem   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Frog Eye   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Daviston   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Goldville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Site   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Camp Hill   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Slaughters - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dadeville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jacksons' Gap   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Agricola   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hackneyville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (GA)
  Roopville (GA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bowdon (GA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carrollton (GA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coweta (GA)
  Grantville (GA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moreland (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Smith City (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sargent (GA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  East Newnan (GA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Newnan (GA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sharpsburg (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Turin (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jade Lake Village (GA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Haralson (GA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Douglas (GA)
  Tyree (GA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fulton (GA)
  Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
  Waco (GA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bremen (GA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Budapest (GA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harris (GA)
  Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hamilton (GA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Shiloh (GA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
  Glenn (GA)   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Franklin (GA)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ephesus (GA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Roosterville (GA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Corinth (GA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Meriwether (GA)
  Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Luthersville (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greenville (GA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harris City (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gay (GA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
  Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  LaGrange (GA)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Asta Village (GA)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hogansville (GA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Point (GA)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mountville (GA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lime ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lime.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Adamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Randolph Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Glenn - Burpee - Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Standing Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Persons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Booger Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedarwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sky View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Western Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zachary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rooks - Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lashley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Merrill - Roop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Higgins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Owensby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Buttrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ridley - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ridgeway Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lime ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lime.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lime, 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 Lime.

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

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

Rock Mills   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Lime
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Rock Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Glenn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Lime
 - Glenn had a post office and no railroad service
Wehadkee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lime
 - Wehadkee had a post office and no railroad service
Finley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lime
 - Finley had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lime
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
Texas (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lime
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Lime
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 5,933 people in 2018)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
Houston (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Lime
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Houston 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lime 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 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:

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chambers County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Lee County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County (GA):     Cyndi's



Coweta County (GA):     Cyndi's



Douglas County (GA):     Cyndi's



Fulton County (GA):     Cyndi's



Haralson County (GA):     Cyndi's



Harris County (GA):     Cyndi's



Heard County (GA):     Cyndi's



Meriwether County (GA):     Cyndi's



Troup County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lime. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1587, Longitude: -85.2599     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lime 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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