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Garth, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Garth ...

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 Garth (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 Garth. 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 Garth ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Garth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Garth, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Garth.

Cemeteries Near Garth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Garth.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Flanagan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Latham Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Roberson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Trenton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moon Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nelson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Paint Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peters Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
  W Blair Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Bullock Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Maples Cemetery [Map]      
  N Todd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spriggs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sanford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vinson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Echols Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Keel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ragsdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bone Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Daniel - Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Drake - Keith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Beason Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sharp Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  N Tone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chambless - Byrne Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morrow - Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crowson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sublett Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pace Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roundtree - Gentry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jehu Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hewlett Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Dunkin Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Big Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brazelton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Clair Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bragg Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Church Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burdine Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Belleview Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Connally Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Acklin - Derrick Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Russell J Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ryland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Steger - Ormond Cemetery [Map]      
  W King 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 Garth had a population of 67 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Garth
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Garth
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 788 people in 2015)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Garth
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 207 people in 2015)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Garth
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Padgett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Garth
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Garth
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Garth
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Maysville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Garth
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Garth
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton 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 Garth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Garth 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Garth)
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Garth:

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    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman 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    
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    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles 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    

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 Garth ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7254, Longitude: -86.3030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garth 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 Garth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Garth.


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