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Lock Three, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lock Three ...

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Lock Three)
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Elgin   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Killen   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Comer   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Atlas - Historic   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Madison   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Toney   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Triana   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Weakley (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Prospect (TN)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Park Grove (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ethridge (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Webber City (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lutts (TN)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lock Three ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Peden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Leigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S String Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lock Three ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lock Three.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lock Three, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lock Three.

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

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

Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lock Three
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Lock Three
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2018)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Lock Three
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Lock Three
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,046 people in 2018)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lock Three
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lock Three
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 588 people in 2018)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Lock Three
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 708 people in 2018)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lock Three
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lock Three
 - Bingham 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 Three. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lock Three 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 helpful 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 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 Three:

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



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lock Three. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lock Three) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lock Three. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8118, Longitude: -87.4106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lock Three 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 Three, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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