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Sauta, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sauta ...

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

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

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sauta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sauta, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sauta.

Cemeteries Near Sauta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sauta.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stephens 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.

While we didn't find Sauta in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sauta.

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

Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sauta
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Sauta
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sauta
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sauta
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sauta
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Sauta
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sauta
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sauta
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville 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 Sauta. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sauta 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 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 Sauta 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 Sauta. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sauta:

Jackson     (The home county for Sauta)
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Langston   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Sauta:

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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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      
Morgan County:       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    
Franklin 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      

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 ...

Communities in 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 Sauta, 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' distance that stretches from Sauta. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sauta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sauta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5709, Longitude: -86.0875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sauta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sauta.


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