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Stewartville, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stewartville ...

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 Stewartville (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 Stewartville. 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 Stewartville ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stewartville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stewartville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stewartville.

Cemeteries Near Stewartville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stewartville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Milford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Francis - King - Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Balentine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McAllister Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McFalls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pigg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fielder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Gean Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE George Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsonage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hebron 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.<2>

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

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

Kendell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stewartville
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stewartville
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Stewartville
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Stewartville
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Cypress Inn (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stewartville
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stewartville
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stewartville
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Stout (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stewartville
 - Stout had a post office and no railroad service
Whittens Stand (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Whittens Stand was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stewartville
 - Whittens Stand 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 Stewartville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stewartville 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 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.

Stewartville is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Stewartville)
      Cloverdale   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chester (TN)
      Milledgeville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Decatur (TN)
      Pleasant Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Stewartville:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 that starts in Stewartville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stewartville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stewartville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9481, Longitude: -87.8689     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stewartville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Stewartville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stewartville.