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New Lexington, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for New Lexington ...

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 New Lexington (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 New Lexington. 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 New Lexington ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Lexington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Lexington, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Lexington.

Cemeteries Near New Lexington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Lexington.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vick & Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sterling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wommack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Espy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW South Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Haygood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Phillips Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Phillips Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cripple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oregonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Utley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berry City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Savage Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gravlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wright 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that New Lexington had a population of 46 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Berry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Lexington
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from New Lexington
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from New Lexington
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Lexington
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Lexington
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Lexington
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Lexington
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from New Lexington
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Lexington
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona 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 New Lexington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Lexington 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.

New Lexington 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 New Lexington. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to New Lexington:

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for New Lexington)
      Samantha   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 New Lexington:

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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for New Lexington ...

While our initial data for New Lexington came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of New Lexington in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about New Lexington.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for New Lexington:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for New Lexington.
      See our Misc Page for New Lexington for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Lexington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5623, Longitude: -87.6575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Lexington 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 New Lexington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Lexington.