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Our Genealogical Helper for Jacksonburg ...

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 Jacksonburg (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 Jacksonburg. 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 Jacksonburg ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacksonburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jacksonburg, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jacksonburg.

Cemeteries Near Jacksonburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jacksonburg.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW George Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Price Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nolen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  E McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Paulk Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  S Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Powell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wade Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Hardwick Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Dowdy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Roberson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Railroad Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  E Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wolf Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simmons Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Sherrod 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, Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service.

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

Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Jacksonburg
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jacksonburg
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Jacksonburg
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Jacksonburg
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Jacksonburg
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jacksonburg
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Jacksonburg
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jacksonburg
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jacksonburg
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland 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 Jacksonburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jacksonburg 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Jacksonburg is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

  DirectionDistance
Lauderdale     (The home county for Jacksonburg)
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Colbert
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Jacksonburg:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       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    
Lewis 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Jacksonburg ...

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

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 Jacksonburg:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Jacksonburg.
      See our Misc Page for Jacksonburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Jacksonburg. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jacksonburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8909, Longitude: -87.6636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jacksonburg 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 Jacksonburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jacksonburg.



 
 
 

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