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Lingerlost, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lingerlost ...

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 Lingerlost (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 Lingerlost. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Lingerlost is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Lingerlost)
  Killen   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Beach Grove   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Atlas - Historic   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arnot   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Saint Florian   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Florence   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Green Hill   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Comer   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Canaan - Historic   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burntout   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
  Iuka (MS)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Weakley (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Prospect (TN)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Park Grove (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ethridge (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Webber City (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lutts (TN)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lingerlost ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lingerlost.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Peden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Leigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lingerlost ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lingerlost.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lingerlost, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lingerlost.

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

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

Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Lingerlost
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lingerlost
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lingerlost
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 637 people in 2018)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Lingerlost
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Lingerlost
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,428 people in 2018)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lingerlost
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Lingerlost
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lingerlost
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Lingerlost
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lingerlost
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lingerlost
 - Webster 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 Lingerlost. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lingerlost 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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Lingerlost:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lingerlost. 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- Lingerlost) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lingerlost. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8370, Longitude: -87.5175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lingerlost 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 Lingerlost, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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