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Montgomery Lakes, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Montgomery Lakes ...

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 Montgomery Lakes (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 Montgomery Lakes. 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.

Name Variations for Montgomery Lakes ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Montgomery Lakes.

  • Typical abbreviation for Montgomery Lakes: Montgomery Lks.

Newspapers Published in Montgomery Lakes ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Montgomery Lakes.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Montgomery Lakes, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Montgomery Lakes.

Cemeteries Near Montgomery Lakes ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Montgomery Lakes.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Dunn Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dunns Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Phillips Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haygood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pole Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Espy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moores Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dennis Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wommack Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simpson - Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cripple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hannah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh 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 Montgomery Lakes in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Montgomery Lakes.

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

Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Montgomery Lakes
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Montgomery Lakes
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Lubbub   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Montgomery Lakes
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Montgomery Lakes
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Montgomery Lakes
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Montgomery Lakes
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Montgomery Lakes
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Gordo   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Montgomery Lakes
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,672 people in 2016)
 - Gordo 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 Montgomery Lakes. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Montgomery Lakes 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.

Montgomery Lakes is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Montgomery Lakes)
      Echola   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Montgomery Lakes:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Montgomery Lakes. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montgomery Lakes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3979, Longitude: -87.7095     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Montgomery Lakes 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 Montgomery Lakes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Montgomery Lakes.