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Saint Florian, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Saint Florian ...

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 Saint Florian (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Saint Florian. 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 Saint Florian ...

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 Saint Florian.

  • Typical abbreviation for Saint Florian: St. Florian

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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Saint Florian)
  Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Florence   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Arnot   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Killen   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Zip City   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Canaan - Historic   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Atlas - Historic   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cypress Creek   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  McGee Town   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Green Hill   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cloverdale   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gatesville - Historic   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Burntout   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lester   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clifton - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
  Iuka (MS)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Paden (MS)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Burnsville (MS)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dennis (MS)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Weakley (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
  Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pyburn (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nixon (TN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Prospect (TN)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Park Grove (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ethridge (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Webber City (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lewis (TN)
  Voorhies (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lutts (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clifton (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Saint Florian ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint Florian.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Saint Florian covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W George Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parsonage Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Saint Florian ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Florian.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saint Florian, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saint Florian.

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 Saint Florian had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Saint Florian had a population of 615 people.

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

Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saint Florian
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saint Florian
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saint Florian
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 39,852 people in 2017)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saint Florian
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saint Florian
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saint Florian
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saint Florian
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 8,930 people in 2017)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Saint Florian
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Saint Florian
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove 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 Saint Florian. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saint Florian in the 1890's.

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 and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Saint Florian:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Hardin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lewis County (TN):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Saint Florian ...

While our initial data about Saint Florian came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Saint Florian 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 Saint Florian.

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 Saint Florian:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Saint Florian in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Saint Florian for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Saint Florian. See our Misc Page for Saint Florian for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Florian. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Florian

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Florian. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8695, Longitude: -87.6245     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Florian 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:

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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 Saint Florian, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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