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Littleville, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Littleville ...

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 Littleville (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 Littleville. 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.

Littleville is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Littleville)
  Spring Valley   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gatesville - Historic   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Denton - Historic   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Burntout   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hodges   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Vina   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Red Bay   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Canaan - Historic   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cypress Creek   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Green Tree - Historic   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Florence   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  McGee Town   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Florian   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Killen   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arnot   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Atlas - Historic   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Wren   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hackleburg   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brilliant   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Danville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Haleyville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Boar Tush   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glen Mary   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Natural Bridge   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lynn   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Addison   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
  Oakland (MS)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
  Golden (MS)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Belmont (MS)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dennis (MS)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Iuka (MS)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Paden (MS)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burnsville (MS)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Littleville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Littleville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Devaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Duncan Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Luketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sadler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  S Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bickley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Orman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gargas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant UMC Cemetery<4>   [Map]     
  E King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Littleville ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Littleville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Littleville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Littleville.

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Littleville had a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Littleville had a population of 987 people.

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

Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Littleville
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Littleville
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Littleville
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,650 people in 2018)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Littleville
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Littleville
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Littleville
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,407 people in 2018)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Littleville
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Littleville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Littleville
 - Isbell 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 Littleville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Littleville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Littleville:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Itawamba County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tishomingo County (MS):     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 Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Colbert 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 Littleville ...

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

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 Littleville:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Littleville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Colbert County:

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 from Point A (ie- Littleville) 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 Littleville. 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 Littleville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Littleville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5952, Longitude: -87.6720     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Littleville 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>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches website.

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<4>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<5>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 Littleville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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