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Our Genealogy Helper for Section ...

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 Section (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 Section. 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 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.

Section is located in Colbert County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

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

  • Colbert County     (The home county of Section)
    • Leighton [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<3>
    • Campbell Settlement [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell Settlement
      • Campbell Settlement [Colbert County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
    • Ford City [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford City
      • Ford City [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford City
    • Nitrate City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitrate City
      • Nitrate City [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitrate City
    • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidsons Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidsons Cross Roads
      • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
    • Spring Valley [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<3>
    • Wilson Dam [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Dam
      • Wilson Dam [Colbert County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Dam
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<3>
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
    • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Hill
      • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Section
    • Sheffield [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Colbert County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<3>
    • Gatesville [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesville
      • Gatesville [Colbert County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Section
  • Franklin County
    • Russellville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<3>
    • Churntown [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churntown
      • Churntown [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churntown
    • Spruce Pine [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Belgreen [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgreen
      • Belgreen [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgreen
    • Phil Campbell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phil Campbell
      • Phil Campbell [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phil Campbell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phil Campbell<3>
    • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slickrock Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slickrock Ford
      • Slickrock Ford [Franklin County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
    • Hodges [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodges have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Franklin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<3>
    • Vina [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vina have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vina
      • Vina [Franklin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vina
  • Lauderdale County
    • Belleview [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleview
      • Belleview [Lauderdale County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
    • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach Grove
      • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Grove
    • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge
      • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
    • Dells Vista Shores [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dells Vista Shores
      • Dells Vista Shores [Lauderdale County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dells Vista Shores
    • Killen [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
      • Killen [Lauderdale County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen<3>
    • Elgin [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Lauderdale County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Rogersville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,251 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<3>
    • Canaan [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Lauderdale County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
    • Florence [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Atlas [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlas have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlas
      • Atlas [Lauderdale County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Section
    • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
      • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 670 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Florian
    • Arnot [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnot have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnot
      • Arnot [Lauderdale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnot
    • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
      • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Lawrence County
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<3>
    • Red Bank [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<3>
    • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler Dam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler Dam Village
      • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler Dam Village
    • Avoca [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
      • Avoca [Lawrence County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Section
    • North Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Courtland
      • North Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Courtland
    • Mehama [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mehama. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mehama
      • Mehama [Lawrence County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Section
    • Hatton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Mount Hope [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Muck City [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muck City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muck City
      • Muck City [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muck City
    • Hillsboro [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<3>
    • Chalybeate Springs [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalybeate Springs
      • Chalybeate Springs [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalybeate Springs
    • Camp Spring [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Spring
      • Camp Spring [Lawrence County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Section
  • Limestone County
    • Cairo [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Limestone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Lester [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Limestone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Harris Station [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Station
      • Harris Station [Limestone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Station
    • Orrville [Limestone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Limestone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
    • Tanner [Limestone County]
    • Clifton [Limestone County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Limestone County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
    • Athens [Limestone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Limestone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,366 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
    • Elkmont [Limestone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkmont have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkmont
      • Elkmont [Limestone County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkmont<3>
    • Mooresville [Limestone County]
  • Marion County
    • Bear Creek [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Marion County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bear Creek<3>
    • Hackleburg [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackleburg
      • Hackleburg [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackleburg
  • Morgan County
    • Trinity [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Morgan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<3>
    • Austinville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austinville
      • Austinville [Morgan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austinville
    • Moulton Heights [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton Heights
      • Moulton Heights [Morgan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton Heights
    • Decatur [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Morgan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,445 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Russell Village [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Village
      • Russell Village [Morgan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Village
    • Danville [Morgan County]
    • Flint City [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint City
      • Flint City [Morgan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint City
    • Priceville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priceville
      • Priceville [Morgan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Priceville<3>
    • Hartselle [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartselle have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartselle
      • Hartselle [Morgan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartselle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartselle<3>
    • Falkville [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkville
      • Falkville [Morgan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkville<3>
  • Winston County
    • Prebble [Winston County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Prebble. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prebble
      • Prebble [Winston County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Section
    • Pebble [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble
      • Pebble [Winston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebble
    • Grayson [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
      • Grayson [Winston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayson
    • Haleyville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haleyville
      • Haleyville [Winston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the south of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haleyville<3>
    • Double Springs [Winston County]
    • Addison [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Winston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addison<3>
    • Houston [Winston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Winston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
  • Giles County (TN)
    • Minor Hill [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minor Hill
      • Minor Hill [Giles County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minor Hill
    • Prospect [Giles County]
    • Ardmore [Giles County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardmore have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardmore
      • Ardmore [Giles County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardmore<3>
  • Lawrence County (TN)
    • Rascal Town [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rascal Town
      • Rascal Town [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rascal Town
    • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<3>
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City
    • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Grove
      • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7,825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Grove
    • Loretto [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loretto have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
      • Loretto [Lawrence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,771 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loretto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loretto<3>
    • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrenceburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceburg
      • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,035 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrenceburg<3>
    • New Prospect [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Prospect
      • New Prospect [Lawrence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Prospect
  • Wayne County (TN)
    • Corning [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
      • Corning [Wayne County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,210 people
    • Collinwood [Wayne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinwood
      • Collinwood [Wayne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinwood
    • Lutts [Wayne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lutts have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lutts
      • Lutts [Wayne County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lutts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutts<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Section ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Section.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Section, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Section.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Section:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Section ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Section.

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

  • Madding Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Madding Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Madding Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madding Cemetery
  • Preuit Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Preuit Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Preuit Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preuit Cemetery
  • King Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the King Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the King Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Cemetery
  • King Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the King Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the King Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Cemetery
  • Cal Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cal Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cal Cemetery
  • Dillahunty Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dillahunty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dillahunty Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillahunty Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Midway Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Midway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Midway Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway Cemetery
    • Shaw Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shaw Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shaw Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw Cemetery
    • Leigh Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leigh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leigh Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leigh Cemetery
    • Stanley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stanley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stanley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley Cemetery
    • String Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the String Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the String Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on String Cemetery
    • Brickhouse Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brickhouse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brickhouse Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickhouse Cemetery
    • Cal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cal Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cal Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Wilson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery

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.<5>

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

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

  • Leighton [Colbert County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
    • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Section
    • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leighton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<3>
  • Bingham [Colbert County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bingham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bingham
    • Bingham [Colbert County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Section
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bingham
  • Edmond [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmond have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmond
    • Edmond [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Section
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmond
  • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Section
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 201 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<3>
  • Spring Valley [Colbert County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
    • Spring Valley [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Section
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 96 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
  • Hunter [Colbert County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
    • Hunter [Colbert County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
  • Continue List ...
    • Avoca [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
      • Avoca [Lawrence County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Section
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
    • Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Section
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 579 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Courtland had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<3>
    • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach Grove
      • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Section
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Grove
    • Hatton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Section
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Concord [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Lawrence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Section
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Concord had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • South Florence [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Florence
      • South Florence [Colbert County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Section
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Florence had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Florence
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Section
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,491 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<3>
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Littleville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
    • Rogersville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Section
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,251 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Section. See our List of 1890's Communities around Section.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Section) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Section. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7004, Longitude: -87.4764       In this case, the coordinates for Section have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Section, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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