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Terry Heights, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Terry Heights ...

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 Terry Heights (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 Terry Heights. 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 Terry Heights ...

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 Terry Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Terry Heights: Terry Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Terry Heights ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Terry Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Terry Heights, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Terry Heights.

Cemeteries Near Terry Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Terry Heights.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Blackground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  W String Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King 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 Terry Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Terry Heights.

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

Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Terry Heights
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Terry Heights
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terry Heights
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Terry Heights
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,069 people in 2016)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Terry Heights
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Terry Heights
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Terry Heights
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Terry Heights
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Terry Heights
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Terry Heights
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,343 people in 2016)
 - Moulton 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 Terry Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Terry Heights 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.

Terry Heights is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Terry Heights)
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Courtland   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Terry Heights:

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston 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    
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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terry Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6623, Longitude: -87.2872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terry Heights 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 Terry Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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