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Lowe, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lowe ...

So far, we have found very little information about Lowe. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Lowe to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Lowe, please Contact Us.

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 Lowe (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 Lowe. 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 Lowe ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lowe.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lowe, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lowe.

Cemeteries Near Lowe ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lowe.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore - Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sublett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nearen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lacey 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.

Lowe itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,852 people in 2016)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lowe
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lowe
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lowe
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville 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 Lowe. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lowe 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Lowe is historic, it would have been located within present day Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Lowe)
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Lowe:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lowe ...

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

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 Lowe:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Lowe.
      See our Misc Page for Lowe for more information.

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The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lowe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Lowe. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lowe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5868, Longitude: -86.4147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lowe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lowe.