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McGee, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for McGee ...

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

We've added McGee to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with McGee, 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 McGee (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 McGee. 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 McGee ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around McGee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McGee, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McGee.

Cemeteries Near McGee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McGee.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parsonage Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Wayland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW George Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Railroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hardwick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roberson 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.

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

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

Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McGee
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McGee
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McGee
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 591 people in 2016)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McGee
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McGee
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McGee
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Iron City (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from McGee
 - 1895 population of 381 people (with 380 people in 2009)
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McGee
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from McGee
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McGee
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McGee
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 787 people in 2016)
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McGee
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around McGee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McGee 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for McGee)
      Arnot   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 McGee:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 McGee, 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 in McGee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McGee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McGee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9251, Longitude: -87.5459     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McGee 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 McGee.