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New Home, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for New Home ...

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 New Home (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 New Home. 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 New Home ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Home.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Home, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Home.

Cemeteries Near New Home ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Home.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Cordell Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Pea Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  N Biddle Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE White Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Valley Head Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bean Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Head Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mahan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Green Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Little River Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dean Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Howards Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Holly Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bankhead Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pannell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  W Samples Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lankford Cemetery [Map]      
  S Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Pritchett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hartline Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Weldon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sarratt Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant View 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 New Home in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Home.

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

Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from New Home
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Home
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Head   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Home
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Home
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
Cordell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Home
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
Mentone   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Home
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Home
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Home
 - Blake 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 New Home. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Home 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 and hospitals 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.

New Home is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for New Home)
      Henagar   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ider   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 New Home:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hamilton 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 DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb 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 New Home. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for DeKalb County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in New Home. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Home) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6023, Longitude: -85.6991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Home 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 New Home, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Home.


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