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Our Genealogical Helper for Skyline ...

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 Skyline (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 Skyline. 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 Skyline ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Skyline.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Skyline, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Skyline.

Cemeteries Near Skyline ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Skyline.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Skyline Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Travis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Maynard Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dolberry Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Elkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barbee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hytop Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Henshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bouldin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCullough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Swaim Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Bostick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Culver Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Church Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kyles Cemetery [Map]      
  E Inglis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Austell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Knight Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Haddon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Trenton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hurt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Renshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  W Maples Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Turley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jack Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Todd Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Sisk Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Flanagan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  E Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rorex Cemetery [Map]      
  E Loyds Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fanning Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crowell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Grays 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 Skyline in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Skyline.

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

Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skyline
 - Maynard Cove 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Skyline
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Skyline
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Skyline
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skyline
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skyline
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Skyline
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Skyline
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Skyline
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skyline
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skyline
 - Sunset 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 Skyline. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Skyline 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jackson     (The home county for Skyline)
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
DeKalb
      Powell   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Limestone
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Grant   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Morgan
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Skyline:

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    
Limestone 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    
Dade 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    
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    

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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skyline. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8214, Longitude: -86.1184     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skyline 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 Skyline, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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