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Jumbo, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jumbo ...

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 Jumbo (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 Jumbo. 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 Jumbo ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jumbo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jumbo, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jumbo.

Cemeteries Near Jumbo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jumbo.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lime Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McKee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mineral Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cane Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Robinson Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Archers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Collins Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hardiman Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pinedale Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jacksons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bell Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Refuge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Lomax Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Martin Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chilton County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Walnut Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glad Tidings Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sunshine Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Quinsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rocky Mount Community Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Thorsby Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Thorsby Scandinavian Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Clanton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ham Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Marble Valley Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gardens of Rest [Map]      
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holly Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Samaria Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  E Duke Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Shelby Cemetery [Map]      
  W Center Hill 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 in 1895, Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jumbo
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
Quinsey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Jumbo
 - Quinsey had a post office and no railroad service
Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Jumbo
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,844 people in 2015)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Marble Valley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jumbo
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Jumbo
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Jumbo
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,619 people in 2015)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
Dollar   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jumbo
 - Dollar had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Branch   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Jumbo
 - Gold Branch had a post office and no railroad service
South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jumbo
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
Shelby Springs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jumbo
 - Shelby Springs 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 Jumbo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jumbo 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.

Jumbo is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Jumbo)
      Clanton   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Jumbo:

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 Chilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Jumbo ...

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

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 Jumbo:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Jumbo.
      See our Misc Page for Jumbo for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jumbo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9673, Longitude: -86.5905     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jumbo 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 Jumbo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jumbo.


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