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Oakdale, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oakdale ...

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 Oakdale (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 Oakdale. 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 Oakdale ...

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 Oakdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oakdale, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oakdale.

Cemeteries Near Oakdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oakdale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nick Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cummins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vasser - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hutchings Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Milhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parker Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dedman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adams - Crutcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clift Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglass - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fords Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bouldin - Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Booker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Golightly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Motes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pettusville Church 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 Oakdale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oakdale.

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oakdale
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,393 people in 2016)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oakdale
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Sand Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oakdale
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oakdale
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oakdale
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oakdale
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
Wooley Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oakdale
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Cluttsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Oakdale
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville 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 Oakdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oakdale 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Oakdale is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Oakdale)
      Country Village   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Oakdale:

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 Limestone 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       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    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 that stretches from Oakdale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8209, Longitude: -86.9119     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakdale 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 Oakdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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