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Webster, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Webster ...

So far, we have found very little information about Webster. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Webster to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Webster, please Contact Us.

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 Webster (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 Webster. 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 Webster ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Webster.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Webster, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Webster.

Cemeteries Near Webster ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Webster.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Parsonage Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Railroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hardwick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kachelman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW George Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gresham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whitten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NE Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wayland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whittens Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brewer 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.

Webster itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Webster
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Webster
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 591 people in 2016)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Webster
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Webster
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Iron City (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 381 people (with 380 people in 2009)
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Webster
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill 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 Webster. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Webster 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Webster is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Webster. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Webster:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Webster)
      Zip City   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Arnot   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 helpful 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 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 Webster:

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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       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    
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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Webster ...

While our initial data for Webster came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Webster in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Webster.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Webster:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Webster.
      See our Misc Page for Webster for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Webster, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Webster. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Webster) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Webster. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9495, Longitude: -87.6486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Webster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Webster.