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Sand Lick, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sand Lick ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sand Lick. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sand Lick to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sand Lick, please Contact Us.

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 Sand Lick (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 Sand Lick. 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.

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 and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sand Lick is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Sand Lick)
  Littleville   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<2>
  Gatesville - Historic   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Denton - Historic   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cherokee   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Burntout   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hodges   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Vina   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Red Bay   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Green Tree - Historic   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Canaan - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cypress Creek   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  McGee Town   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Florence   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Florian   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cloverdale   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Killen   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Zip City   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Arnot   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beach Grove   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wren   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hackleburg   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brilliant   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Twin   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Haleyville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Boar Tush   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glen Mary   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Natural Bridge   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lynn   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
  Glen (MS)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
  Oakland (MS)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tremont (MS)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Prentiss (MS)
  Marietta (MS)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
  Golden (MS)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Belmont (MS)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dennis (MS)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Paden (MS)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Iuka (MS)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burnsville (MS)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hardin (TN)
  Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lutts (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sand Lick ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sand Lick.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  E Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Luketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Devaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sadler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCollough Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Orman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Blue Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sand Lick ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sand Lick.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sand Lick, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sand Lick.

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.

While we didn't find Sand Lick in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sand Lick.

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

Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sand Lick
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sand Lick
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sand Lick
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Lick
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,697 people in 2017)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sand Lick
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Sand Lick
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sand Lick
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Sand Lick
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Lick
 - Isbell 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 Sand Lick. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sand Lick in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - you should note 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 Sand Lick:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's



Alcorn County (MS):     Cyndi's



Itawamba County (MS):     Cyndi's



Prentiss County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's



Hardin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sand Lick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Lick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Lick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5973, Longitude: -87.7936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Lick have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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