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Old Fabius, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Old Fabius ...

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 Old Fabius (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 Old Fabius. 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 Old Fabius ...

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 Old Fabius.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Fabius, 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 Old Fabius.

Cemeteries Near Old Fabius ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Fabius.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wimberley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cross Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cross Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tally Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hackworth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brown - Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burch Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Stogspill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Walker - Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pritchett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moore Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Longacre Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McMahan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walker Family Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  W Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lewallen Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Weldon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Steele Cemetery [Map]      
  E Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Abbott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Loyd Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rocky Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bonaventure Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Talley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Helton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  W Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rorex Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roach Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Beulah Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Countess Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Potato Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
  W Loyds Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Lawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kirkpatrick 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 Old Fabius in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Fabius.

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

Fabius   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Old Fabius
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old Fabius
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Fabius
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old Fabius
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Old Fabius
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Old Fabius
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,355 people in 2015)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Old Fabius
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Old Fabius
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah 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 Old Fabius. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old Fabius 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Old Fabius)
      New Town   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Old Fabius:

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:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
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 Old Fabius. 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 from Old Fabius. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Fabius) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Fabius. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8290, Longitude: -85.7772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Fabius 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 Old Fabius, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Old Fabius.


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