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Salem Corner, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Salem Corner ...

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 Salem Corner (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 Salem Corner. 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 Salem Corner ...

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 Salem Corner.

  • Typical abbreviation for Salem Corner: Salem Cor. (or less commonly used: Salem Crn.)

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 and hospitals 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Salem Corner)
  Belle Mina   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Country Village   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Athens   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Swancott   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Caro   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elkmont   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Summit   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ford City   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nitrate City   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vinemont   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Vinemont   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Point   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cullman   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  East Point   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Logan   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Paint Rock   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hollytree   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pleasant Groves   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beachboro - Historic   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dells Vista Shores   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Estep - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Corum - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Belleview - Historic   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Comer   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wren   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Madison   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Triana   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Harvest   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Toney   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  English Village   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Normal   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hog Jaw   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pine Lake Village   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arab   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Scant City   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grant   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Moulton Heights   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Lacey's Spring   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Addison   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Green Field (TN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pulaski (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gordon (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wales (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Fall River (TN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Park City (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Boonshill (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marshall (TN)
  Delina (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Salem Corner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Salem Corner.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Parker Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Camper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gooch - Dublin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clift Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Faith Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nick Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vasser - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Huntsville Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fowlkes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morgan - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Douglass - Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cummins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Salem Corner ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Salem Corner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Salem Corner, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Salem Corner.

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 Salem Corner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Salem Corner.

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

Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Salem Corner
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Salem Corner
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Salem Corner
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 59 people in 2017)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Salem Corner
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Salem Corner
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,616 people in 2017)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Salem Corner
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Salem Corner
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 54,405 people in 2017)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Salem Corner
 - Simpson 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 Salem Corner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Salem Corner in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Salem Corner:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7009, Longitude: -86.8783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem Corner 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 Salem Corner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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