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Reid, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Reid ...

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 Reid (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 Reid. 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 Reid ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reid.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Reid, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Reid.

Cemeteries Near Reid ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Reid.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Early 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 Reid in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Reid.

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

Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Reid
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Reid
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Reid
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,393 people in 2016)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Reid
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Reid
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Reid
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Reid
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Reid
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Reid
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Reid. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reid 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Reid)
      Tanner   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Reid:

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    
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    
Marshall 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 Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
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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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Reid. 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 starts in Reid. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Reid) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reid. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7493, Longitude: -87.0386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reid 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 Reid, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Reid.