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Lomax, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lomax ...

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 Lomax (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Lomax. 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.

Newspapers Published in Lomax ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lomax.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lomax, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lomax.

Cemeteries Near Lomax ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lomax.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Lomax covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Lomax Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jacksons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hardiman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bell Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robinson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chilton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Pinedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thorsby Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thorsby Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Collins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glad Tidings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peach Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunshine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Popwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lime Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maple Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Aldridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Isabella Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rocky Mount Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chestnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Archers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     


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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Lomax had a population of 96 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lomax
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,846 people in 2016)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lomax
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lomax
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,616 people in 2016)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
Kincheon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lomax
 - Kincheon had a post office and no railroad service
Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lomax
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
Verbena   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lomax
 - 1895 population of 756 people
 - Verbena had a post office and railroad service
Quinsey   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lomax
 - Quinsey had a post office and no railroad service
Dollar   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Lomax
 - Dollar 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 Lomax. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lomax in the 1890's.

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 doctors 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.

Lomax is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Lomax)
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brent   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Lomax:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Chilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chilton County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chilton 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lomax ...

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

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 Lomax:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lomax.
      See our Misc Page for Lomax for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Lomax. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lomax) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lomax. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8790, Longitude: -86.6608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lomax 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Lomax, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lomax.