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Francisco, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Francisco ...

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 Francisco (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 Francisco. 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 Francisco ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Francisco.

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

Cemeteries Near Francisco ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Francisco.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Posey Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Mason Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW King Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fanning Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hunt - Larkin Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Keith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Larkin Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Moore Memorial Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Crowell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jack Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Turley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Motlow Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Watson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Jones Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Russell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW McClue Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Damron Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Patrick Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Lee Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Sisk Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Grays Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Reynolds Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Needmore Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Callaway Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Robertson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Fanning Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moseley - Simmons Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SE Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Swaim Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pratt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Old Beans Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Polly Crockett Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Trigg Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Elora Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Rocky Springs Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Gonder Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Roberts Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Vanzandt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Brown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Henshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Bostick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McCullough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Maxwell Community Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Morgan Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Eskridge Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W State Line Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bouldin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Culver Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Little Mountain Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Baker Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Noah Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Bridges Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Old stovall Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Miller Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hereford Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hambrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Syler Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  S Church Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Keith Spring Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Hall Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Kilpatrick Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Steele Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hambrick Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crossroads Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Jacks Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Arledge Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Belvidere Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Stiles Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Holman Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Warren Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Flintville Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Flintville Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Neal Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Baxter Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove 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 Francisco had a population of 50 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Huntland (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Francisco
 - 1895 population of 232 people
 - Huntland had a post office and railroad service
Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Francisco
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Beans Creek had a post office and railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Francisco
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Elora (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Francisco
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Elora had a post office and railroad service
Maxwell (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Francisco
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Maxwell had a post office and railroad service
Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Francisco
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Francisco
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Plevna   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Francisco
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Plevna 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 Francisco. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Francisco 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Francisco)
      Estillfork   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Market   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shelbyville (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wartrace (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitaker (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Forest Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Union (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trigg (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrs (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Francisco:

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:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone 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    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bedford County (TN):       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    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grundy 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    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore 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 Francisco ...

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

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 Francisco:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Francisco.
      See our Misc Page for Francisco for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Francisco. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9873, Longitude: -86.2492     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Francisco 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 Francisco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Francisco.


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