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Jamesville, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Jamesville ...

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 Jamesville (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 Jamesville. 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 Jamesville ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jamesville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jamesville, 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 Jamesville.

Cemeteries Near Jamesville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jamesville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rowells Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Meadows - Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Roxana Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Roxanna Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Waverly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ridge Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gold Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Maddox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith - Willoughby Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Loachapoka Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCord Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Slaughters Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pentecost Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fargason Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Farmville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Westwood Drive Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Notasulga City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherry Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. Luke CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spratling Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sturkie Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dean - Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Langley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Red Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spain 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>

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

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

Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jamesville
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jamesville
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
Mary   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jamesville
 - Mary had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jamesville
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Jamesville
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
Loachapoka   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Jamesville
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
Agricola   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jamesville
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Jamesville
 - Thornton had a post office and no railroad service
Church Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jamesville
 - Church Hill 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 Jamesville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jamesville 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 and doctors 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.

Jamesville is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Jamesville)
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Jamesville:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7129, Longitude: -85.6211     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jamesville 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 Jamesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jamesville.


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