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Scarce Grease, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Scarce Grease ...

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 Scarce Grease (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 Scarce Grease. 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 Scarce Grease ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scarce Grease.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scarce Grease, 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 Scarce Grease.

Cemeteries Near Scarce Grease ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scarce Grease.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kedron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Phoenix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shores Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Polar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Neely Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cottrell 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 Scarce Grease in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Scarce Grease.

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

Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Scarce Grease
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scarce Grease
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Marbuts (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Scarce Grease
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
Bethel (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scarce Grease
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Scarce Grease
 - 1895 population of 31 people (with 519 people in 2016)
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Stella (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scarce Grease
 - Stella had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Scarce Grease
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scarce Grease
 - Gipsy 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 Scarce Grease. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scarce Grease 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Scarce Grease)
      Lester   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frierson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 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 Scarce Grease:

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    
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      
Morgan 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    
Lewis 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    
Maury 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
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scarce Grease. 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 from Scarce Grease. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scarce Grease) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scarce Grease. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9706, Longitude: -87.1325     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scarce Grease 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 Scarce Grease, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Scarce Grease.