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Mitchelltown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mitchelltown ...

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 Mitchelltown (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 Mitchelltown. 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 Mitchelltown ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mitchelltown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mitchelltown, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mitchelltown.

Cemeteries Near Mitchelltown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mitchelltown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall 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 Mitchelltown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mitchelltown.

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

Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mitchelltown
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mitchelltown
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mitchelltown
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mitchelltown
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill 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 North (N) from Mitchelltown
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mitchelltown
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Mitchelltown
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mitchelltown
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 787 people in 2016)
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service

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

Mitchelltown is located in 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 Mitchelltown. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mitchelltown:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Mitchelltown)
      Elgin   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Mitchelltown:

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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles 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    
Lincoln 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mitchelltown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8818, Longitude: -87.4289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mitchelltown 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 Mitchelltown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mitchelltown.