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South Lowell, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for South Lowell ...

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 South Lowell (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 South Lowell. 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 South Lowell ...

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 South Lowell.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Lowell: S. Lowell

Newspapers Published in South Lowell ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Lowell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Lowell, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Lowell.

Cemeteries Near South Lowell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Lowell.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prospect 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that South Lowell had a population of 192 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Lowell
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from South Lowell
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from South Lowell
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from South Lowell
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from South Lowell
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from South Lowell
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Lowell
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from South Lowell
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from South Lowell
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,014 people in 2016)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around South Lowell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Lowell 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

South Lowell is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for South Lowell)
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Jasper   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 South Lowell:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for South Lowell ...

While our initial data for South Lowell came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of South Lowell in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about South Lowell.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for South Lowell:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for South Lowell.
      See our Misc Page for South Lowell for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Lowell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9101, Longitude: -87.2695     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Lowell 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 South Lowell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for South Lowell.