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Eureka, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Eureka ...

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 Eureka (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 Eureka. 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 Eureka ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eureka.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eureka, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eureka.

Cemeteries Near Eureka ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eureka.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Helton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Longacre Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Talley Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  S Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brown - Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McMahan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wimberley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hackworth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sikes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Loyds Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  N Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCrary Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Rorex Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lewallen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stogspill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walker - Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  S Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Austell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crownover Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Inglis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tally Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walker Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bonaventure Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Champion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hoosier Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Abbott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Loyd Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rocky Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wynne Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Haddon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Knight Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kyles Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Renshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  S Price Cemetery [Map]      
  S Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kirkpatrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Presley Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Round Cove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Lynch Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Barbee Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Richards Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Orme Mountain Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Red Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


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 Eureka in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Eureka.

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

Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Eureka
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Eureka
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Eureka
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Eureka
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eureka
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport 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 Eureka. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eureka 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 doctors 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Eureka)
      Stevenson   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Eureka:

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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
Walker 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    
Hamilton 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    
Sequatchie 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eureka. 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Eureka. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eureka) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9001, Longitude: -85.8836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eureka 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 Eureka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eureka.


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