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Ingleton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ingleton ...

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

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

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ingleton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ingleton, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ingleton.

Cemeteries Near Ingleton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ingleton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pride Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Malone Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Athens City Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lane Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Morris Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Carytown Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Richard Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Douthit Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davis Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Nunley Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW Nunley Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Alsobrook Cemetery [Map]      
  W Snowdown Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Twitty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mountain Mills Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McCaig Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Toenail Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Carter Branch Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSE Old Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clement Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


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.

Ingleton itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Margerum   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ingleton
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ingleton
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ingleton
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Ingleton
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Riverton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ingleton
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ingleton
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Ingleton
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ingleton
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Waterloo 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 Ingleton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ingleton 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 doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ingleton is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Ingleton)
      Cherokee   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Ingleton:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee 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    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Ingleton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Ingleton.
      See our Misc Page for Ingleton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ingleton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7870, Longitude: -88.0139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ingleton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ingleton.


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