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Our Genealogical Helper for Shrader ...

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 Shrader (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 Shrader. 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 Shrader ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shrader.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shrader, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shrader.

Cemeteries Near Shrader ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shrader.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pritchett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Biddle Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Pea Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weldon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pannell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beulah Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Steele Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sterne Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Dean Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cordell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Head Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sarratt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant View Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Samples Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bean Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Caperton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cagle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Swafford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Newby Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tally Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Mahan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cawlfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hartline Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Countess Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ridley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Walker - Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  W Finnell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shipp 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 Shrader in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Shrader.

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

Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shrader
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shrader
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Shrader
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shrader
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Shrader
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shrader
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Shrader
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shrader
 - Index 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 Shrader. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shrader 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jackson     (The home county for Shrader)
      Flat Rock   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Cherokee
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Ider   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
 
Madison
      Gurley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Whitfield (GA)
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Shrader:

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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Whitfield County (GA):       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    
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Georgia
      Tennessee

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 Shrader. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Shrader. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shrader) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shrader. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7151, Longitude: -85.7341     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shrader 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 Shrader, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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