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Hackleburg, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hackleburg ...

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 Hackleburg (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 Hackleburg. 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 Hackleburg ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hackleburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hackleburg, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hackleburg.

Cemeteries Near Hackleburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hackleburg.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Lower Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cedar Tree Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burnt House Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cochran Family Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Green Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fortner Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Weatherly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Federick Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  N Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Line Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sullins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  E John Bull Cemetery [Map]      
  E Factory Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brock Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bear Creek #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCurley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Phil Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lovejoy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Streetman Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sullens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  E Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mountain View Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scharnagle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wingo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moorman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Spruce Pine Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pounders - Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Overton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dempsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nichols Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethany Baptist Church 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, Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Hackleburg had a population of 1,486 people.

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

Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Hackleburg
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hackleburg
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Hackleburg
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hackleburg
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hackleburg
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hackleburg
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hackleburg
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Hackleburg
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hackleburg
 - Delmar 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 Hackleburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hackleburg 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.

Hackleburg is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

Below are the counties that are near Hackleburg. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hackleburg:

Marion     (The home county for Hackleburg)
      Bear Creek   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Hackleburg:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marion County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marion 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 Hackleburg ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County:

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 begins in Hackleburg. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hackleburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hackleburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hackleburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hackleburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2696, Longitude: -87.8304     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hackleburg 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 Hackleburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hackleburg.


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