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Cameronsville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cameronsville ...

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 Cameronsville (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 Cameronsville. 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 Cameronsville ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cameronsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cameronsville, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cameronsville.

Cemeteries Near Cameronsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cameronsville.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDaniel - Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope 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 Cameronsville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cameronsville.

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

Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Cameronsville
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cameronsville
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cameronsville
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cameronsville
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cameronsville
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cameronsville
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cameronsville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Cameronsville
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Cameronsville
 - Rosalie 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 Cameronsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cameronsville 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Cameronsville)
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunlap (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Cameronsville:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hamilton 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      
Sequatchie 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cameronsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8706, Longitude: -85.7455     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cameronsville 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 Cameronsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cameronsville.


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