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Ne Smith, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ne Smith ...

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 Ne Smith (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 Ne Smith. 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 Ne Smith ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ne Smith.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ne Smith, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ne Smith.

Cemeteries Near Ne Smith ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ne Smith.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackground Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Fergason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N String Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Gargas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wear Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Landersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rand Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ricks 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 Ne Smith in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ne Smith.

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

Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ne Smith
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ne Smith
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ne Smith
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ne Smith
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ne Smith
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,069 people in 2016)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ne Smith
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ne Smith
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Ne Smith
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville 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 Ne Smith. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ne Smith 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Ne Smith is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Ne Smith)
      Hatton   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 it should be mentioned 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 Ne Smith:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston 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    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ne Smith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5962, Longitude: -87.4284     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ne Smith 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 Ne Smith, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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