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Spencer Store, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Spencer Store ...

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 Spencer Store (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 Spencer Store. 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 Spencer Store ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spencer Store.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spencer Store, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spencer Store.

Cemeteries Near Spencer Store ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spencer Store.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gaston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tedd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elledge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stella Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cylone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sylone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shoal Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phoenix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gooch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Daly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Polar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Neely Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E German Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hasting Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Croney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Booth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCravy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill 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 Spencer Store in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spencer Store.

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

Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spencer Store
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spencer Store
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spencer Store
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Spencer Store
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spencer Store
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Bethel (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Spencer Store
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Rozell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spencer Store
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
Pettusville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spencer Store
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville 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 Spencer Store. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spencer Store 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Spencer Store)
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cornersville (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Maury (TN)
      Southport (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scotts Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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    
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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer Store. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9159, Longitude: -87.0414     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer Store 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 Spencer Store, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spencer Store.