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Our Genealogy Helper for Lineville ...

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 Lineville (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 Lineville. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Lineville is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Clay     (The home county for Lineville)
  Barfield   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Ashland   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Cragford   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mellow Valley   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Delta   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Elder   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Millerville   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Motley   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chambers Springs   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hollins   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  De Armanville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hobson City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cobb Town   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Anniston   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Choccolocco   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bynum   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Iron City   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Eastaboga   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blue Mountain   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Abanda   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Penton   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Five Points   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Standing Rock   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  LaFayette   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Abel   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hollis Crossroads   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Micaville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arbacoochee   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ranburne   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fruithurst   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Muscadine   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Goodwater   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mount Olive   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kellyton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ray   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hissop   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Almond   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wedowee   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Morrison Crossroad   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wadley   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Newell   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Graham   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rock Mills   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Clair
  Riverside   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cropwell   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Avondale Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Glen City   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pell City   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ragland   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wattsville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vincent   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harpersville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Calcis   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Chandler Springs   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Waldo   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Munford   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Talladega   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Abihka - Historic   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Winterboro   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sycamore   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Windsong Island   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mignon   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sylacauga   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Goldville   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Daviston   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  New Site   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hackneyville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Frog Eye   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alexander City   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jacksons' Gap   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dadeville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Slaughters - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Camp Hill   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Our Town   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Agricola   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carroll (GA)
  Bowdon (GA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Roopville (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
  Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
  Ephesus (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glenn (GA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Roosterville (GA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Franklin (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
  Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lineville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lineville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Old Lineville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Lineville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bellview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW County Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ashland City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Black Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hassell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cragford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jehovah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dinglers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mannings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Campbell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mellow Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Noles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Delta Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clairmont Springs Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lineville ...

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 Lineville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lineville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lineville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lineville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Lineville.

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 Lineville had a population of 234 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Lineville had a population of 2,265 people.

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

Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lineville
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,914 people in 2018)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
Ofelia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Lineville
 - Ofelia had a post office and no railroad service
Dingler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Lineville
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
Christiana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lineville
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Christiana had a post office and no railroad service
Gibsonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lineville
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Mellow Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Lineville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Delta   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lineville
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Delta had a post office and no railroad service
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lineville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs 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 Lineville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lineville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - 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 Lineville:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Chambers County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County (GA):     Cyndi's



Haralson County (GA):     Cyndi's



Heard County (GA):     Cyndi's



Troup County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Lineville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lineville. 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 from Point A (ie- Lineville) 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 Lineville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lineville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lineville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3122, Longitude: -85.7508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lineville 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 Lineville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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