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Turner Chapel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Turner Chapel ...

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 Turner Chapel (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 Turner Chapel. 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 Turner Chapel ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Turner Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Turner Chapel, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Turner Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Turner Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Turner Chapel.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dement 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 Turner Chapel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Turner Chapel.

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

Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turner Chapel
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Turner Chapel
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 25,393 people in 2016)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Turner Chapel
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Turner Chapel
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Turner Chapel
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Turner Chapel
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turner Chapel
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Turner Chapel
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Turner Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Turner Chapel 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Turner Chapel)
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Turner Chapel:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Marshall 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    
Marshall 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 ...

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turner Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7620, Longitude: -87.0281     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turner Chapel 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 Turner Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Turner Chapel.