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Scottsboro, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Scottsboro ...

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 Scottsboro (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 Scottsboro. 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 the area of Scottsboro ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scottsboro.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Scottsboro. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Scottsboro and those printed in the larger area surrounding Scottsboro.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> of Scottsboro.

Cemeteries Near Scottsboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scottsboro.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Woods Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E McAnelly Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Guffy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Zions Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Maple Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gant Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chaney Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bellefonte Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hansbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Vaught Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Norwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pace Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant View Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sarratt Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Finnell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hurt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  N Maynard Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peters Cove 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Scottsboro had a population of 959 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Scottsboro had a population of 14,722 people.

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

Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scottsboro
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Scottsboro
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Scottsboro
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Scottsboro
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Scottsboro
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scottsboro
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scottsboro
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Scottsboro
 - Dutton 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 Scottsboro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scottsboro 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 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.

Scottsboro is located in Jackson County and is the County Seat.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Scottsboro)
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Section   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Scottsboro:

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:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Scottsboro ...

While our initial data for Scottsboro came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Scottsboro in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Scottsboro.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Scottsboro:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Scottsboro in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Scottsboro for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Scottsboro.
      See our Misc Page for Scottsboro for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scottsboro. 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Scottsboro. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scottsboro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Scottsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scottsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scottsboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6436, Longitude: -86.0494     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scottsboro 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 Scottsboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Scottsboro.


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