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Cartersville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cartersville ...

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 Cartersville (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 Cartersville. 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 Cartersville ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cartersville.

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

Cemeteries Near Cartersville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cartersville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Cagle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beulah Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beulahs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Weldon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Steele Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Pannell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Payne Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hanna Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Company Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Easley Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Countess Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bible Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Miller Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Long Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Pritchett Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hartline Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brown Gap Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E McKaig Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Newman Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Oak Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Biddle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  S Head Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Forester Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Whit Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Daniel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Stephens Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pea Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bean Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Moore Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Old Antioch Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Stephens Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Trenton Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Payne Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens [Map]     Georgia  
  N Reeves Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Potato Hill 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 Cartersville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cartersville.

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

Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cartersville
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Cartersville
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cartersville
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Cartersville
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Cartersville
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cartersville
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 2,238 people in 2015)
 - Trenton had a post office and railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cartersville
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Grove (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cartersville
 - 1895 population of 370 people
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cartersville
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cartersville
 - Henagar 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 Cartersville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cartersville 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.

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Cartersville)
      Ider   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Varnell (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Point (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cohutta (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Cartersville:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Whitfield County (GA):       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    
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 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 ...

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About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cartersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7584, Longitude: -85.6041     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cartersville 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 Cartersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cartersville.


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