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Wheeler, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wheeler ...

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 Wheeler (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 Wheeler. 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 Wheeler ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheeler.

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

Cemeteries Near Wheeler ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wheeler.

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

Distance &

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

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

Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wheeler
 - 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 Wheeler
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,069 people in 2016)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wheeler
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wheeler
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,343 people in 2016)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Wheeler
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,220 people in 2016)
 - Rogersville 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 Wheeler. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wheeler 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Wheeler)
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Wheeler:

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    
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 Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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
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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6526, Longitude: -87.2497     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeler 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 Wheeler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wheeler.