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Our Genealogical Helper for Jonesboro ...

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 Jonesboro (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 Jonesboro. 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 Jonesboro ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jonesboro.

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

Cemeteries Near Jonesboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jonesboro.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Jonesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Burnt Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Franklin Memory Gardens [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sparks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Knights of Pythias Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Luketown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Town Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sadler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Devaney Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ramsey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hyde Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wilson - Nooe Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Orman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gravel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sargent Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Number 6 Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Old Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Welch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Walden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Steadham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Keelen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tharptown Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  N Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bolton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pounders Cemetery [Map]      
  S Allen - McRight Cemetery [Map]      
  S McWright Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pennington Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Basden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Rea Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Counts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bob Saint Cemetery [Map]      
  E Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Community Cemetery [Map]      
  N Donley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tompkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pounders - Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wingo Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCollough Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bonds 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 Jonesboro in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Jonesboro.

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

Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jonesboro
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Jonesboro
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jonesboro
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Jonesboro
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Jonesboro
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jonesboro
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jonesboro
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jonesboro
 - Rock Creek 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 Jonesboro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jonesboro 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 doctors 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.

Jonesboro is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Franklin     (The home county for Jonesboro)
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Colbert
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Jonesboro:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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 Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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 Jonesboro. 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 beginning in Jonesboro. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jonesboro) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonesboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5556, Longitude: -87.7631     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jonesboro.



 
 
 

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