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Narrows, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Narrows ...

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

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

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 Narrows.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Narrows, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Narrows.

Cemeteries Near Narrows ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Narrows.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Haddon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Knight Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hytop Cemetery [Map]      
  S Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Austell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  E Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCrary Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Champion Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  W Culver Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Sikes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dolberry Cemetery [Map]      
  S Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  S Barbee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Inglis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Helton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Round Cove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  W McCullough Cemetery [Map]      
  W Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  W Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Rice Field Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Travis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Elkins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kyles Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Loyds Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rorex Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Presley Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Collins Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Bouldin Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Skyline Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Maynard Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Renshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Longacre Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Grays Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sisk Cemetery [Map]      
  W Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  W Swaim Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Bostick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Henshaw Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lewallen Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Little Mountain Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  E Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  E Talley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Crownover Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Jackson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Pratt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Turley Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hurt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Walker - Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stogspill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Burch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Hoosier Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  W Prince 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.

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

Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Narrows
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Narrows
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Narrows
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Narrows
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Narrows
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Narrows
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Narrows
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Narrows
 - Anderson 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 Narrows. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Narrows 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Narrows is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Narrows. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Narrows:

Jackson     (The home county for Narrows)
      Hytop   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Narrows:

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:

DeKalb 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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker 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    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hamilton 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    
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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Narrows ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Narrows, 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Narrows. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Narrows) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Narrows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9076, Longitude: -86.0305     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Narrows have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Narrows.


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