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Glenzaida, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Glenzaida ...

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 Glenzaida (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 Glenzaida. 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 Glenzaida ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glenzaida.

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

Cemeteries Near Glenzaida ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glenzaida.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson 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.<3>

While we didn't find Glenzaida in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glenzaida.

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

Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Glenzaida
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Glenzaida
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenzaida
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glenzaida
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glenzaida
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Glenzaida
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Glenzaida
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenzaida
 - Dutton 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 Glenzaida. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glenzaida 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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Glenzaida)
      Pisgah   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Glenzaida:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
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 ...

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 Glenzaida. 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 starting from Glenzaida. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glenzaida) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenzaida. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6959, Longitude: -85.8041     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenzaida have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Glenzaida, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glenzaida.


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