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Our Genealogical Helper for Old Nauvoo ...

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 Old Nauvoo (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 Old Nauvoo. 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 Old Nauvoo ...

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 Old Nauvoo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Nauvoo, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Old Nauvoo.

Cemeteries Near Old Nauvoo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Nauvoo.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Osborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burnout Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burntout Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCurley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Blue Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moorman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pounders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patterson Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Halltown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McWright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McCarley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gober Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Site 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 Old Nauvoo in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Nauvoo.

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

Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Nauvoo
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Old Nauvoo
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old Nauvoo
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Old Nauvoo
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Old Nauvoo
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Old Nauvoo
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Site   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Old Nauvoo
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Nauvoo
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,697 people in 2017)
 - Russellville 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 Old Nauvoo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old Nauvoo 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Old Nauvoo is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Old Nauvoo)
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abney (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lee (MS)
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dennis (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Old Nauvoo:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar 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    
Marion 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    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Old Nauvoo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Old Nauvoo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Nauvoo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4501, Longitude: -87.9273     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Nauvoo 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:

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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 Old Nauvoo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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