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Larkin, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Larkin ...

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 Larkin (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 Larkin. 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 Larkin ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Larkin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Larkin, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Larkin.

Cemeteries Near Larkin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Larkin.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  S Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jack Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Green Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bouldin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Henshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Bostick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Swaim Cemetery [Map]      
  E Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fanning Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crowell Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Church Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  E Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Turley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCullough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW King Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Culver Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sisk Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Grays Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Posey Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mason Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Tone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Todd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Maples Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hytop Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Skyline Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pratt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Watson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WSW Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  N Keith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Larkin Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Hunt - Larkin Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SE Travis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Russell Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW McClue Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Motlow Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Damron Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Robertson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Fanning Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hambrick Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Massengale Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sisco Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bragg Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW St. Clair Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sharp Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  SW Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moore Memorial Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  S Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Needmore Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSE Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dolberry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  E Knight Cemetery [Map]      
  E Haddon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Little Mountain Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Hatchett Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Reynolds Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Rocky Springs Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW State Line Cemetery [Map]      
  N Callaway Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Hereford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Jacks 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 Larkin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Larkin.

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

Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Larkin
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Larkin
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Larkin
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Francisco   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Larkin
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Francisco had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Larkin
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Larkin
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Larkin
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Padgett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Larkin
 - Padgett 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 Larkin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Larkin 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Larkin is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Larkin)
      Estillfork   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Larkin:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Larkin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9095, Longitude: -86.2153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Larkin 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 Larkin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Larkin.


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