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Lock Five, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lock Five ...

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 Lock Five (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 Lock Five. 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 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.

Lock Five is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Lock Five)
  Arcola   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Prairieville   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Gallion   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sawyerville   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Akron   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oak Village   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Egypt - Historic   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brent   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pennington   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Choctaw City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jachin   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Browns   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Safford   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Marion Junction   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Forkland   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eutaw   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Boligee   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lizzieville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Union   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Greene   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Demopolis   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Faunsdale   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Providence   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pin Hook   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Linden   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Griffins - Historic   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Thomaston   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Beckleys - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Myrtlewood   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  The Village   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Freetown   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Marion   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sprott   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Moore Town   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arrington   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Epes   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bellamy   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gainesville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Derby   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Intercourse   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bethel - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  York   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sledge - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Emelle   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ralph   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Foster's   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Duncanville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pearson   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Catherine   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Anne Manie   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Millers Ferry   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kimbrough   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lock Five ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lock Five.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW New Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Old Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Birdine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Longer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Creehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SE Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alex Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Gilfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Erie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hunter Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jenkins Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Spring Hill Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tunstall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Curry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hard Bargain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lock Five ...

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 79 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lock Five.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lock Five, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lock Five.

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

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

Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lock Five
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lock Five
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Lock Five
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lock Five
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 6,724 people in 2018)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Lock Five
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lock Five
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 596 people in 2018)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lock Five
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
Old Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lock Five
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill 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 Lock Five. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lock Five 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 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 Lock Five:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Choctaw County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Marengo County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Sumter County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's



Wilcox County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lock Five. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5832, Longitude: -87.7367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lock Five 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 Lock Five, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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