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Dutton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dutton ...

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 Dutton (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 Dutton. 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 Dutton ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dutton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dutton, 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 Dutton.

Cemeteries Near Dutton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dutton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Chaney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Pleasant View Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Samples Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sarratt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McAnelly Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mahan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dean Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Green Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Hansbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bellefonte Cemetery [Map]      
  N Finnell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pinehaven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Norwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  W Finney Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Woods Cove 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Dutton had a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Dutton had a population of 310 people.

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

Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dutton
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dutton
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dutton
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dutton
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dutton
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dutton
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dutton
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dutton
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Dutton
 - Henagar 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 Dutton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dutton 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Dutton)
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Dutton:

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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah 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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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 Dutton ...

While our initial data for Dutton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Dutton 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 Dutton.

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 Dutton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Dutton in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Dutton for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Dutton.
      See our Misc Page for Dutton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Dutton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dutton) 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 Dutton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dutton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dutton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6061, Longitude: -85.9118     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dutton 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 Dutton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dutton.


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