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Lincoln, Alabama
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Our Genealogy Helper for Lincoln ...

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 Lincoln (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 Lincoln. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Lincoln is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Lincoln)
  Colony   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Windsong Island   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Munford   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Talladega   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Logan Martin Dam   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Abihka - Historic   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chandler Springs   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sycamore   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Straight Mountain   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Appalachian   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Highland Lake   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dale - Historic   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Allgood   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Remlap   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Taits Gap   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hoods Crossroads   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oneonta   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bird - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosa   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eastaboga   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bruner - Historic   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Boozer - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bynum   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cobb Town   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Beasley - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bera - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ohatchee   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hobson City   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chambers Springs   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elder   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Delta   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barfield   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lineville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Millerville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hollins   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cragford   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mellow Valley   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Abel   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hollis Crossroads   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Micaville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arbacoochee   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Olive   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Goodwater   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Southside   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pilgrims Rest   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Rainbow City   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cobb City   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Attalla   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gadsden   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alabama City   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ivalee   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Breakstone Village   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  East Trussville - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Scott City   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Trussville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ayres   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cahaba Village   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lola City   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clay   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chalkville   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grayson Valley   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Morrison Crossroad   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
  Riverside   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Avondale Village   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cropwell   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pell City   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ragland   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wattsville   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cook's Springs   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ashville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Vincent   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sterrett   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Vandiver   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Harpersville   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Westover   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Shoal Creek   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilsonville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Purdy   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hackneyville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Goldville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lincoln ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lincoln.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW McCellan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pattons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Robert Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Seddon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Walkers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Groce - Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Plum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wester Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Valley Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Creswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Harkeys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Clair Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Broken Arrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Needmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lincoln ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lincoln.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lincoln, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lincoln.

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 Lincoln had a population of 175 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Lincoln had a population of 6,704 people.

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

Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lincoln
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lincoln
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Lincoln
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
Turner   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lincoln
 - Turner had a post office and no railroad service
Eastaboga   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Lincoln
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Eastaboga had a post office and railroad service
Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lincoln
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lincoln
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
Bruner - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lincoln
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lincoln
 - Coal City 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 Lincoln. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lincoln 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 professional and volunteer 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 Lincoln:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Lincoln:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lincoln. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lincoln) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lincoln. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lincoln

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lincoln. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5920, Longitude: -86.1382     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lincoln 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 Lincoln, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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