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Larkinsville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Larkinsville ...

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 Larkinsville (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 Larkinsville. 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 Larkinsville ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Larkinsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Larkinsville, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Larkinsville.

Cemeteries Near Larkinsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Larkinsville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Pace Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Woods Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Zions Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  W Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Maple Cemetery [Map]      
  S Guffy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  W Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Peters Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Maynard Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Trenton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ross Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McAnelly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Elkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Travis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Skyline Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Flanagan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gant Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pinehaven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Hurt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barbee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dolberry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roman Cemetery [Map]      
  S Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bellefonte Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hansbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  E Norwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Renshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rousseau 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 Larkinsville had a population of 216 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Larkinsville
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Larkinsville
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Larkinsville
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Larkinsville
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Larkinsville
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Larkinsville
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Larkinsville
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Larkinsville
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Larkinsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Larkinsville 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 hospitals 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Larkinsville)
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 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 Larkinsville:

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:

Blount 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    
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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Larkinsville ...

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

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 Larkinsville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Larkinsville.
      See our Misc Page for Larkinsville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Larkinsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6909, Longitude: -86.1247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Larkinsville 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 Larkinsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Larkinsville.


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