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Baileytown, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Baileytown ...

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 Baileytown (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 Baileytown. 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 Baileytown ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Baileytown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Baileytown, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Baileytown.

Cemeteries Near Baileytown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baileytown.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bouldin Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Old Bostick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Henshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  W Church Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Graham Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  N Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  N Swaim Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Skyline Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Travis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Culver Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCullough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hytop Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jack Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Maples Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dolberry Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crowell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Turley Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Todd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Maynard Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barbee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sisk Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fanning Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Trenton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Knight Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Haddon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Grays Cemetery [Map]      
  NW King Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tone Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Posey Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  E Austell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Flanagan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mason Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pratt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


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 Baileytown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Baileytown.

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

Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Baileytown
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Baileytown
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Baileytown
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Baileytown
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Baileytown
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Baileytown
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Baileytown
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Baileytown
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Padgett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Baileytown
 - Padgett 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 Baileytown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Baileytown 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 doctors 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.

Baileytown is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Baileytown)
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Baileytown:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baileytown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8590, Longitude: -86.1694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baileytown 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 Baileytown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Baileytown.


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