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Dry Cove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dry Cove ...

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

We've added Dry Cove to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Dry Cove, 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 Dry 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 Dry 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 Dry 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 Dry Cove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Dry Cove: Dry Cv.

Newspapers Published in Dry 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dry Cove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dry Cove, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dry Cove.

Cemeteries Near Dry Cove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dry 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 Dry Cove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flanagan 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.

Dry Cove itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 58 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dry Cove
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dry Cove
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Dry Cove
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dry Cove
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dry Cove
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dry Cove
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dry Cove
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Dry Cove
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dry Cove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dry 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 and hospitals 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 Dry Cove 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 Dry Cove. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Dry Cove:

Jackson     (The home county for Dry Cove)
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Dry 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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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      

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dry Cove ...

While our initial data for Dry Cove came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Dry Cove in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Dry Cove.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Dry Cove:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Dry Cove.
      See our Misc Page for Dry Cove for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Dry Cove, 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 starting in Dry Cove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dry Cove) 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 Dry Cove. 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 Dry Cove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dry Cove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6215, Longitude: -86.1419     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dry Cove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dry Cove.


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