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Deer Head Cove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Deer Head Cove ...

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 Deer Head Cove (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 Deer Head Cove. 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 Deer Head Cove ...

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 Deer Head Cove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Deer Head Cove: Deer Head Cv.

Newspapers Published in Deer Head Cove ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Deer Head Cove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Deer Head Cove, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Deer Head Cove.

Cemeteries Near Deer Head Cove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Deer Head Cove.

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 Deer Head Cove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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

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

Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Deer Head Cove
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Deer Head Cove
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Deer Head Cove
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Deer Head Cove
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Deer Head Cove
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 2,238 people in 2015)
 - Trenton had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Grove (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Deer Head Cove
 - 1895 population of 370 people
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Deer Head Cove
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Cassandra (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Deer Head Cove
 - Cassandra had railroad service and no post office
Ascalon (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Deer Head Cove
 - Ascalon had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Deer Head Cove
 - 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 Deer Head Cove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Deer Head Cove 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 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.

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Deer Head Cove)
      Ider   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Varnell (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cohutta (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Point (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bradley (TN)
      Mineral Park (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 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)
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lankford Town (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]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Deer Head Cove:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon 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    
Bradley 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      
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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Deer Head Cove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Deer Head Cove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deer Head Cove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7726, Longitude: -85.5827     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Deer Head Cove 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 Deer Head Cove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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