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Woodlawn Heights, Alabama
(Franklin County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodlawn Heights ...

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 Woodlawn Heights (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 Woodlawn Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Woodlawn Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Woodlawn Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Woodlawn Heights: Woodlawn Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Woodlawn Heights ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodlawn Heights.

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

Cemeteries Near Woodlawn Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodlawn Heights.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Devaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Luketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sadler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Orman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pounders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McWright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moorman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenhill - Ezzell 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 Woodlawn Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Woodlawn Heights.

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

Russellville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Woodlawn Heights
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,815 people in 2016)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodlawn Heights
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Woodlawn Heights
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodlawn Heights
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodlawn Heights
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Woodlawn Heights
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodlawn Heights
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Woodlawn Heights
 - Spruce Pine 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 Woodlawn Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodlawn Heights 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.

Woodlawn Heights is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

Below are the counties that are near Woodlawn Heights. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Woodlawn Heights:

Franklin     (The home county for Woodlawn Heights)
      Russellville   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Woodlawn Heights:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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 Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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 Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodlawn Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5309, Longitude: -87.7242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodlawn Heights 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 Woodlawn Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodlawn Heights.