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Toonersville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Toonersville ...

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 Toonersville (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 Toonersville. 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 Toonersville ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toonersville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Toonersville, 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 Toonersville.

Cemeteries Near Toonersville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toonersville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCartney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Romine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hooie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harrison 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 Toonersville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Toonersville.

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

Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Toonersville
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Toonersville
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Toonersville
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Toonersville
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Toonersville
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Toonersville
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Toonersville
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Toonersville
 - Sugar had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Toonersville
 - Poplar Creek 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 Toonersville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Toonersville 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Toonersville)
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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, 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 - 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 Toonersville:

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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Lincoln 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Toonersville. 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Toonersville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Toonersville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toonersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8631, Longitude: -87.3378     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toonersville 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 Toonersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Toonersville.