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Jester, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jester ...

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 Jester (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 Jester. 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 Jester ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jester.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jester, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jester.

Cemeteries Near Jester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jester.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pitts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Langdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Bethel Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW New Hope CME Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Huguley Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shawmut Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stroud Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cusseta 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.<3>

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

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

Mechanicsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Jester
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jester
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Jester
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
River View   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Jester
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Hill (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Jester
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mountain Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Acton (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Acton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jester
 - Acton had a post office and no railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jester
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Whitesville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jester
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Whitesville 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 Jester. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jester 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.

Jester 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 Jester. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Jester:

Lee     (The home county for Jester)
      Salem   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Junction City (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Jester:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7035, Longitude: -85.1436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Jester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jester.


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