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Adamsburg, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Adamsburg ...

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 Adamsburg (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 Adamsburg. 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 Adamsburg ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Adamsburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Adamsburg, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Adamsburg.

Cemeteries Near Adamsburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Adamsburg.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henderson - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mosely Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tuckers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Howards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Town Creek 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 Adamsburg in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Adamsburg.

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

Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Adamsburg
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Adamsburg
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Adamsburg
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
Loveless   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Adamsburg
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Adamsburg
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
Ringgold   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Adamsburg
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
New Moon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Adamsburg
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Adamsburg
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Adamsburg
 - Hurley 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 Adamsburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Adamsburg 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.

Adamsburg is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Adamsburg)
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Adamsburg:

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 for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adamsburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3990, Longitude: -85.6722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adamsburg 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 Adamsburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Adamsburg.


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