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Rabbittown, Alabama
(Winston County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rabbittown ...

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 Rabbittown (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 Rabbittown. 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 Rabbittown ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rabbittown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rabbittown, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rabbittown.

Cemeteries Near Rabbittown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rabbittown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  W DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  WSW Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lowrimore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Duboise Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tapsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Union 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 Rabbittown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rabbittown.

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

Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rabbittown
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rabbittown
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rabbittown
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rabbittown
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rabbittown
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Rabbittown
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Rabbittown
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Rabbittown
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Rabbittown
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rabbittown
 - Natural Bridge 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 Rabbittown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rabbittown 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.

Rabbittown is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Rabbittown)
      Ashridge   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Rabbittown:

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 Winston 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rabbittown. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Rabbittown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rabbittown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rabbittown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2640, Longitude: -87.4956     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rabbittown 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 Rabbittown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rabbittown.