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Lytle, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lytle ...

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 Lytle (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 Lytle. 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 Lytle ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lytle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lytle, 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 Lytle.

Cemeteries Near Lytle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lytle.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S McDuffie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Liberty Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S McDuffie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vaughanville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Royals Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Geneva City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Eunola Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Coffee Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Travelers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall & Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Haney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Elam 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>

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

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

Marl   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lytle
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
Vaughanville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lytle
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lytle
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,424 people in 2016)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
Coffee Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lytle
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Highfalls   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Lytle
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
Izagora (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lytle
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Izagora had a post office and no railroad service
High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lytle
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Lytle
 - Dundee 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 Lytle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lytle 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 southwest 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 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.

Lytle is located in Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Geneva     (The home county for Lytle)
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Samson   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Black   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elba   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jack   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Florala   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Opp   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Headland   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vernon (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wausau (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 - you should note 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 Lytle:

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 Geneva County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lytle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0757, Longitude: -85.9524     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lytle 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 Lytle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lytle.