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Lynn, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lynn ...

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 Lynn (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 Lynn. 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 Lynn ...

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 Lynn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lynn, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lynn.

Cemeteries Near Lynn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lynn.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Myers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gold Mine 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Lynn had a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Lynn had a population of 638 people.

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

Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lynn
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lynn
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lynn
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lynn
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lynn
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Lynn
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lynn
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lynn
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Lynn
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lynn
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas 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 Lynn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lynn 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Lynn is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Lynn)
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 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 Lynn:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Lynn:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Lynn in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Lynn for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lynn.
      See our Misc Page for Lynn for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lynn. 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 beginning in Lynn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lynn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lynn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lynn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0548, Longitude: -87.5555     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lynn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Lynn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lynn.