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Our Genealogical Helper for North Carolina ...

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

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

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 North Carolina (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 North Carolina. 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 North Carolina ...

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 North Carolina.

  • Typical abbreviation for North Carolina: N. Carolina

Newspapers Published in North Carolina ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Carolina.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Carolina, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for North Carolina.

Cemeteries Near North Carolina ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Carolina.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wayland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chisholm 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.

While we didn't find North Carolina in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of North Carolina.

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

Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from North Carolina
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from North Carolina
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from North Carolina
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Carolina
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from North Carolina
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from North Carolina
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from North Carolina
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 787 people in 2016)
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from North Carolina
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from North Carolina
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 591 people in 2016)
 - Saint Florian 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 North Carolina. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North Carolina 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.

Although our information shows that the community of North Carolina is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 North Carolina. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to North Carolina:

Lauderdale     (The home county for North Carolina)
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Green Hill   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 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]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer websites 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 North Carolina:

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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       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    
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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in North Carolina. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Carolina) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Carolina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9256, Longitude: -87.4936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Carolina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for North Carolina.