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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

New Town, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for New Town ...

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 Town (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 Town. 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 Town ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Town.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Town, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Town.

Cemeteries Near New Town ...

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

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Wimberley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brown - Cox Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hackworth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burch Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Longacre Cemetery [Map]      
  N McMahan Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Talley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Carr Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walker Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
  W Helton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lewallen Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Stogspill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Walker - Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tally Cemetery [Map]      
  S Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Abbott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Loyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bonaventure Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rocky Spring Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Loyds Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rorex Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kirkpatrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wynne Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Sikes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  W Allen Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Inglis Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Richards Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  W Allison Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Renshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pritchett Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  E Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  E Potato Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crownover Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Harris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beene Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCrary Cemetery [Map]      
  W Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  W Austell 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 Town in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Town.

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

Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Town
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Town
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Town
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New Town
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Town
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from New Town
 - Higdon 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 Town. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Town 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 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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for New Town)
      Stevenson   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Town:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
Sequatchie 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8734, Longitude: -85.8175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Town 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 Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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