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Lowry Mill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lowry Mill ...

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 Lowry Mill (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 Lowry Mill. 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.

Name Variations for Lowry Mill ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Lowry Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lowry Mill: Lowry Ml. (or less commonly used: Lowry Mll.)

Newspapers Published in Lowry Mill ...

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 Lowry Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lowry Mill, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lowry Mill.

Cemeteries Near Lowry Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lowry Mill.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Rosin Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Victoria Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zions Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wise Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shearon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Perdue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Sharron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Rocky Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clay Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hutchson & Russell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Selgar Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Prescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Brockton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Driskell Family 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>

While we didn't find Lowry Mill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lowry Mill.

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

Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lowry Mill
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria had a post office and no railroad service
Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lowry Mill
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lowry Mill
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,893 people in 2016)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lowry Mill
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lowry Mill
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lowry Mill
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Lowry Mill
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lowry Mill
 - Little Oak 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 Lowry Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lowry Mill 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 hospitals and 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.

Lowry Mill is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Lowry Mill)
      Jack   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Lowry Mill:

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Coffee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lowry Mill. 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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Lowry Mill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lowry Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowry Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5388, Longitude: -85.9822     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lowry Mill 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 Lowry Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lowry Mill.