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Reynolds, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Reynolds ...

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 Reynolds (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 Reynolds. 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.

Name Variations for Reynolds ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Reynolds.

  • While the name of this community is Reynolds, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Reynolds may originally have been Reynold's.

Newspapers Published in Reynolds ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reynolds.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Reynolds, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Reynolds.

Cemeteries Near Reynolds ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Reynolds.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Owens 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 Reynolds in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Reynolds.

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

Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Reynolds
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Reynolds
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Reynolds
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Reynolds
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Reynolds
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Reynolds
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Reynolds
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Reynolds
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Reynolds
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,343 people in 2016)
 - Moulton 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 Reynolds. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Reynolds 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 and doctors 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.

Reynolds is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Reynolds)
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Reynolds:

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 Lawrence 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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reynolds. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6331, Longitude: -87.1728     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Reynolds 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 Reynolds, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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