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Our Genealogy Helper for Lock Six ...

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 Six (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 Six. 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.

Lock Six 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 Lock Six. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lock Six:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Lock Six)
  Killen   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Beach Grove   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Atlas - Historic   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Arnot   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Saint Florian   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Florence   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Green Hill   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Comer   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Canaan - Historic   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gatesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 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   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burntout   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
  Iuka (MS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 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]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 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   32 miles [51.5 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   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lutts (TN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lock Six ...

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

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

Distance &

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

Newspapers Published in Lock Six ...

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 Lock Six.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lock Six, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lock Six.

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

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

Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lock Six
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Lock Six
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lock Six
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 637 people in 2018)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lock Six
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Lock Six
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Lock Six
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,428 people in 2018)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lock Six
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Lock Six
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lock Six
 - Comer 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 Six. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lock Six 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 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 Lock Six:

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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lock Six. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8484, Longitude: -87.5364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lock Six 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 Six, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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