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Duketon, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Duketon ...

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 Duketon (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 Duketon. 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 Duketon ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Duketon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Duketon, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Duketon.

Cemeteries Near Duketon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Duketon.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Brock Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moorman Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wingo Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pounders - Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  W Scott Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fortner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scharnagle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Allen - McRight Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McWright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pounders Cemetery [Map]      
  W McCurley Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Welch Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cochran Family Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cedar Tree Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spruce Pine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Steadham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walden Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Burnt House Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lower Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Phil Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Keelen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Overton Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW New Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SE John Bull Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Factory Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mountain View Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Nauvoo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sparks Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Green Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bear Creek #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Orman Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson - Nooe Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  W Baggett Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Dempsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rea Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bolin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Osborn 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 Duketon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Duketon.

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

Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Duketon
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Duketon
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Duketon
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Duketon
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Duketon
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Duketon
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Duketon
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Duketon
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Duketon
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 Duketon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Duketon 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Duketon is located in Franklin County.

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

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

Franklin     (The home county for Duketon)
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Duketon:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Duketon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duketon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3651, Longitude: -87.8323     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duketon 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 Duketon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Duketon.


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