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Our Genealogical Helper for Hannah ...

So far, we have found very little information about Hannah. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Hannah to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hannah, please Contact Us.




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 Hannah (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 Hannah. 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 Hannah ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hannah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hannah, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hannah.

Cemeteries Near Hannah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hannah.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Chaney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Samples Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW McAnelly Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mahan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant View Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sarratt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vaught Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mountain View Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dean Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gant Cemetery [Map]      
  W Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kirby 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.

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

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

Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hannah
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hannah
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hannah
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Hannah
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hannah
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hannah
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hannah
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hannah
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck 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 Hannah. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hannah 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Hannah is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Hannah. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hannah:

  DirectionDistance
Jackson     (The home county for Hannah)
      Rock City   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Section   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Blount
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
DeKalb
      Powell   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Etowah
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Morgan
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Hannah:

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    
Cherokee 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    
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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hannah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Hannah. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hannah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hannah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5329, Longitude: -85.9428     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hannah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hannah.



 
 
 

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