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Caryton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Caryton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Caryton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Caryton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Caryton, please Contact Us.

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 Caryton (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 Caryton. 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 Caryton ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Caryton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Caryton, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Caryton.

Cemeteries Near Caryton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Caryton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Carytown Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  N Douthit Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Snowdown Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Morris Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Nunley Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  ESE Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Clement Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Toenail Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Nunley Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Athens City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  N Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gover Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Alsobrook Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beall Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSE Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Richard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Camp Ground Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Moores Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Twitty Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Short Creek Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Kirk Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Hodge Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Salem Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  E Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Patrick Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Bishop Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Hebron Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


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.

While we didn't find Caryton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Caryton.

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

Margerum   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Caryton
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Caryton
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
Riverton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Caryton
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Caryton
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
Iuka (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Caryton
 - 1895 population of 1,019 people (with 3,001 people in 2015)
 - Iuka had a post office and railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Caryton
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Caryton
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Caryton
 - Gravelly Springs 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 Caryton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Caryton 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Caryton is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Caryton)
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selmer (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Caryton:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Communities in Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Caryton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Caryton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Caryton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Caryton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Caryton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caryton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8223, Longitude: -88.0778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caryton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Caryton.


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