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Whiteside, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Whiteside ...

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 Whiteside (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 Whiteside. 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 Whiteside ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whiteside.

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

Cemeteries Near Whiteside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whiteside.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peete Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Withers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parker Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox 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 Whiteside in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Whiteside.

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

Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Whiteside
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whiteside
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whiteside
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,072 people in 2016)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whiteside
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Whiteside
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whiteside
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whiteside
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Swancott   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whiteside
 - Swancott 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 Whiteside. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whiteside 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.

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

Limestone     (The home county for Whiteside)
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer websites 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 Whiteside:

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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whiteside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6334, Longitude: -86.9514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whiteside 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 Whiteside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whiteside.