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Hymer, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hymer ...

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

We've added Hymer to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hymer, 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 Hymer (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 Hymer. 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 Hymer ...

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 Hymer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hymer, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hymer.

Cemeteries Near Hymer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hymer.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cross Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tally Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burch Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lewallen Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Stogspill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Walker - Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wimberley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Longacre Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brown - Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  W Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hackworth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Helton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Loyds Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rorex Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Talley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  N McMahan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walker Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Renshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  W Inglis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Kyles Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Finnell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walker Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Allison Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hurt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hansbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Norwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bellefonte Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pritchett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moore Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Abbott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bonaventure Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sikes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  N Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Austell Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pinehaven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Loyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rocky Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCrary Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Matthews 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 Hymer in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hymer.

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

Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hymer
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hymer
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hymer
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hymer
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hymer
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hymer
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hymer
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Hymer
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hymer
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hymer
 - Hollywood 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 Hymer. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hymer 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Hymer 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 Hymer. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hymer:

Jackson     (The home county for Hymer)
      New Town   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 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 Hymer:

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:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb 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    
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
Walker 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    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hamilton 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    
Sequatchie 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

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 Hymer, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Hymer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hymer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hymer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8292, Longitude: -85.8447     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hymer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hymer.


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