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Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony ...

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

We've added Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony, 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 Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony (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 Mountain Farm Colony. 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 Mountain Farm Colony ...

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 Mountain Farm Colony.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony: Cumberland Mtn. Farm Colony (or less commonly used: Cumberland Mntn. Farm Colony)

Newspapers Published in Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony ...

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 Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony.

Cemeteries Near Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony.

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 Mountain Farm Colony covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Skyline Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Travis Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Maynard Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Pace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Elkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dolberry Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barbee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bouldin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hurt Cemetery [Map]      
  E Renshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Bostick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Austell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Henshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hytop Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Church Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Culver Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Trenton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Swaim Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Inglis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  W Maples Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCullough Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Flanagan Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Knight Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Haddon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  W Todd Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woods Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rorex Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Loyds Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jack Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maxwell 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.

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

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

Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony
 - Tupelo 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony
 - Trenton 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 Mountain Farm Colony. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Mountain Farm Colony. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony:

Jackson     (The home county for Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony)
      Skyline   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony:

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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade 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    
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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony, 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony) 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 Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7959, Longitude: -86.1166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony.


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