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Cumberland Junction, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cumberland Junction ...

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 Cumberland Junction (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 Cumberland Junction. 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.

Name Variations for Cumberland Junction ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Cumberland Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cumberland Junction: Cumberland Jct. (or less commonly used: Cumberland Jctn.)

Newspapers Published in Cumberland Junction ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cumberland Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cumberland Junction, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cumberland Junction.

Cemeteries Near Cumberland Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cumberland Junction.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Bonaventure Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Walker Family Cemetery [Map]      
  E Abbott Cemetery [Map]      
  E Loyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rocky Spring Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirkpatrick Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW McMahan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hackworth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Richards Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Wynne Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brown - Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beene Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wimberley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Talley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Burch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Orme Mountain Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSW Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moore Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE James Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Longacre Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Straightway Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Graham Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Ford Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Potato Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grant Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McDaniel - Moore Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Cumberland View Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Raulston Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Thomas Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Helton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE State Line Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Old Havron Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Lynch Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Hoosier Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Crownover Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Beene Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Sikes Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Reeves Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Burnett Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Clouse Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Clouse Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Havron Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Glover Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Cumberland 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 Cumberland Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cumberland Junction.

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

Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Cumberland Junction
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cumberland Junction
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cumberland Junction
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cumberland Junction
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cumberland Junction
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
Ketchall (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cumberland Junction
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cumberland Junction
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Cumberland Junction
 - Fabius 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 Cumberland Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cumberland Junction 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 and hospitals 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Cumberland Junction)
      Bridgeport   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [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   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dunlap (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Cumberland Junction:

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    
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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       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    
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 ...

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About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cumberland Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9431, Longitude: -85.7678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cumberland Junction 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 Cumberland Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cumberland Junction.


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