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Rash, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rash ...

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 Rash (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 Rash. 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 Rash ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rash.

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

Cemeteries Near Rash ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rash.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Longacre Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  S Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Helton Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  E Burch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Loyds Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cargile Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Austin - Cameron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Talley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Allen Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Rorex Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lewallen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stogspill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wimberley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brown - Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jacoway Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Inglis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walker - Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  S Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tally Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hackworth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sikes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McMahan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  W Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  W Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Austell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Abbott Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCrary Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Kyles Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Renshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  S Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  N Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Champion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WSW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Haddon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Knight Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dolberry Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Barbee Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hurt Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gonce Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walker Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bonaventure Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rocky Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crownover Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Elkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Norwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  S Finnell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Abbott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Loyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Presley Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Wynne Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Round Cove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Lynch Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Hoosier Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Hytop 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 Rash in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rash.

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

Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rash
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Rash
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,991 people in 2015)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Rash
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rash
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rash
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rash
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Rash
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rash
 - Narrows 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rash
 - Mud Creek 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 Rash. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rash 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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Rash)
      New Town   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Rash:

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    
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    
Moore 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 ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rash. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8740, Longitude: -85.8950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rash 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 Rash, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rash.


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