A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Mehama, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Mehama

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(The location has been estimated)
Click here for an interactive map for Mehama
and the surrounding area.

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

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

About Mehama
Mehama is historic and would have been located within present day Lawrence County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Mehama ...

-profile   General information about Mehama
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Mehama
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Mehama (By-County)
-census   Census information for Mehama
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Mehama
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Mehama
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Mehama
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Mehama
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Mehama
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Mehama
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Mehama
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Mehama). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Mehama:

- State Code:  01 (Alabama)

- State / County Code:  01 / 079 (Lawrence County)

- State / Place Code:  01 / 47872

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Mehama.
Historic Community
We use the term 'historic' broadly and in our Gazetteer, it generally means that the community no longer exists. That said, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past.

If we can be more specific, then you'll see either:

- 'Ghost Town' to indicate that while some ruins are in the vicinity of where the community once stood, the community no longer exists. Being a Ghost Town does not mean that people no longer live or conduct business in the area. When visiting a Ghost Town, please be sure to respect private property.

- 'Shadow Town' to indicate that the community was much larger in the past and while some people may continue to live there, the community is a shadow of its past.

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 Mehama, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation