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Hollytree, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hollytree ...

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 Hollytree (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 Hollytree. 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 Hollytree ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hollytree.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hollytree, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hollytree.

Cemeteries Near Hollytree ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hollytree.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maples Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Todd Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Trenton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clay Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Flanagan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  S Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Church Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tone Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rousseau Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Green Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Morring Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bouldin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nelson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pace Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  E Skyline Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Bostick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sharp Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  W Ragsdale Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Roberson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Travis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Swaim Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jack Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crowell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Clair Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bragg Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bone Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Daniel - Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Drake - Keith Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Spriggs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peters Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fanning Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hambrick Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Massengale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sisco Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bragg Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sanford Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Vinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Paint Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Maynard Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCullough Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jacks Cemetery [Map]      
  N King Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harbin - Dalton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burdine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roundtree - Gentry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chambless - Byrne Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morrow - Stewart 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, Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Hollytree
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Hollytree
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Padgett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hollytree
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
Garth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hollytree
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hollytree
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hollytree
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hollytree
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 788 people in 2015)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hollytree
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Greenfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hollytree
 - Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
Maysville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Hollytree
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville 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 Hollytree. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hollytree 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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Hollytree)
      Princeton   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Hollytree:

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    
Cullman 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    
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    
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 Hollytree ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hollytree. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7990, Longitude: -86.2533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hollytree 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 Hollytree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hollytree.


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