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Oliver, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oliver ...

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 Oliver (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 Oliver. 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 Oliver ...

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 Oliver.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oliver, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oliver.

Cemeteries Near Oliver ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oliver.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Houston 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 Oliver in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oliver.

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oliver
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oliver
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Oliver
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oliver
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oliver
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oliver
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oliver
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Oliver
 - Blackburn 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 Oliver. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oliver 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 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.

Oliver is located in 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 Oliver. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Oliver:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Oliver)
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - 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 Oliver:

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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Lincoln 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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oliver. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8109, Longitude: -87.2503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oliver 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 Oliver, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oliver.