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Pruitton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pruitton ...

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 Pruitton (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 Pruitton. 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 Pruitton ...

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 Pruitton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pruitton, 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 Pruitton.

Cemeteries Near Pruitton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pruitton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Railroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hardwick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Parsonage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wayland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whittens Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butler Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chinubee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bucksnort Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Pruitton had a post office and railroad service.

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

Iron City (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pruitton
 - 1895 population of 381 people (with 380 people in 2009)
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pruitton
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
Light (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Light was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pruitton
 - Light had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pruitton
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Wayland Springs (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pruitton
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people
 - Wayland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pruitton
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pruitton
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 787 people in 2016)
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pruitton
 - Jacksonburg 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 Pruitton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pruitton 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 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Pruitton)
      Zip City   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hohenwald (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Pruitton:

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    
Hardin 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    
Perry 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pruitton ...

While our initial data for Pruitton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pruitton 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 Pruitton.

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 Pruitton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pruitton.
      See our Misc Page for Pruitton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 starting from Pruitton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pruitton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pruitton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9904, Longitude: -87.6095     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pruitton 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 Pruitton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pruitton.