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Jink, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jink ...

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

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

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jink.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jink, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jink.

Cemeteries Near Jink ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jink.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dalrymple Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McKendree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Haney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  W King Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Alder Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Eason Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  S Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lowrey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Turnover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  S Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE De Kalb Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Vaught Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Roden Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  N Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Troup 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.

Jink 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 Jink, with the one closest to Jink listed first.

Peters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Jink
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jink
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jink
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
Whiton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jink
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jink
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Jink
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jink
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jink
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jink
 - Geraldine 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 Jink. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jink 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Jink)
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - although 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 Jink:

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 Marshall 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    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall 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 Jink, 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 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Jink. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jink) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jink. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3909, Longitude: -86.1116     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jink have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jink.


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