RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
>> >> >> >>

Jenifer, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

 The location of Jenifer 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Jenifer
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Jenifer ...

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 Jenifer (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 Jenifer. 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 Jenifer ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jenifer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jenifer, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jenifer.

Cemeteries Near Jenifer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jenifer.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Coldwater Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Chief Chenneby Grave [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Groce - Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Lackey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oxford Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Plum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Horse Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pine Hill Memorial Park [Map]      
  SSW Seay Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oconee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Westview Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pattons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Stockdale Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Highland Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hillside Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lloyds Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Creswell 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 Jenifer had a population of 323 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Munford   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Jenifer
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,259 people in 2015)
 - Munford had a post office and railroad service
Silver Run   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jenifer
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Silver Run had a post office and no railroad service
Coldwater   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jenifer
 - Coldwater had railroad service and no post office
McElderry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Jenifer
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
Hopeful   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jenifer
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jenifer
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,249 people in 2015)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
Kentuck   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jenifer
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
Eulaton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Jenifer
 - Eulaton had a post office and no railroad service
Eastaboga   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jenifer
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Eastaboga had a post office and railroad service
Turner   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Jenifer
 - Turner had a post office and no railroad service
Ironaton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Jenifer
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton 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 Jenifer. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jenifer 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.

Jenifer is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Jenifer)
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Munford   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saks   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Jenifer:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jenifer. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Jenifer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jenifer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jenifer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5493, Longitude: -85.9364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jenifer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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 Jenifer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jenifer.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 22 Oct 2016
By John Hall