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Saint Marys, Tennessee
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Our Genealogical Helper for Saint Marys ...

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 Saint Marys (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 Saint Marys. 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 Saint Marys ...

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 Saint Marys.

  • Typical abbreviation for Saint Marys: St. Marys

Newspapers Published in Saint Marys ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Marys.

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

Cemeteries Near Saint Marys ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint Marys.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW McDougal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peppertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bishop Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Restview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Home Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blue Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Portertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clack Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hensley Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cauhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pettus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fuller Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chinubee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wayland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Emaline Stutts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Corum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Leoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Canerday Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lindsey Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ander Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sam Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pinkney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hollis 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 Saint Marys in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Saint Marys.

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

Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saint Marys
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Loretto   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 102 people (with 1,752 people in 2016)
 - Loretto had a post office and railroad service
Busby   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Saint Marys
 - Busby had railroad service and no post office
Saint Joseph   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 787 people in 2016)
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
Lexington (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 718 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Comer (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Saint Marys
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Point   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Pleasant Point had a post office and no railroad service
Dustin - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dustin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saint Marys
 - Dustin 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 Saint Marys. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saint Marys 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 doctors 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.

Saint Marys is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Lauderdale (AL), Giles, Lewis, Maury & Wayne.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Saint Marys)
      Liberty Grove   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Rascal Town   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Loretto   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fall River   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Prospect   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Park Grove   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ethridge   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Webber City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Minor Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weakley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Green Field   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gordon   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wales   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aymett Town   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Olivet   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell Chapel   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dickson Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Voorhies   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hohenwald   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dellrose   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boonshill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cornersville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jonesboro - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scotts Mill   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Southport   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frierson Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corning - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Collinwood   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waynesboro   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lutts   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashland Ford   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Colbert (AL)
      Ford City (AL)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilson Dam (AL)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nitrate City (AL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals (AL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leighton (AL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Furnace Hill (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sheffield (AL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement (AL) - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tuscumbia (AL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley (AL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gatesville (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Franklin (AL)
      Russellville (AL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
      Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Slabtown (AL) - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lexington (AL)   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Hill (AL)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Atlas (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corum (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bethel (AL)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Anderson (AL)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arnot (AL)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elgin (AL)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Hill (AL)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beach Grove (AL)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lawrence (AL)
      Wheeler Dam Village (AL)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland (AL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Courtland (AL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek (AL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro (AL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avoca (AL) - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton (AL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mehama (AL) - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs (AL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton (AL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muck City (AL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Hope (AL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Limestone (AL)
      Lester (AL)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clifton (AL) - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cairo (AL)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkmont (AL)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Estaville (AL) - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens (AL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tanner (AL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ardmore (AL)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village (AL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caro (AL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris Station (AL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Madison (AL)
      Harvest (AL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Toney (AL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Morgan (AL)
      Trinity (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton Heights (AL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur (AL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell Village (AL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Saint Marys:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Tennessee 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:

Giles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Maury County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Tennessee,     of Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Tennessee     Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Tennessee

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 Tennessee
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Lawrence County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint Marys. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lawrence County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Marys. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0351, Longitude: -87.4189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Marys 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:

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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 Saint Marys, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saint Marys.