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Our Genealogical Helper for Thirtynine ...

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

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

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thirtynine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thirtynine, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thirtynine.

Cemeteries Near Thirtynine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thirtynine.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  S McKendree Cemetery [Map]      
  E Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Langston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Vaught Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Dalrymple Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kirby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thomason Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rainey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Woosley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McFarland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McFarlane Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Rooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Turnover Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gross Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Martling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lowrey Cemetery [Map]      
  S De Kalb Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Haney Chapel 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.

Thirtynine itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thirtynine
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thirtynine
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thirtynine
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thirtynine
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Thirtynine
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
 
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thirtynine
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thirtynine
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Thirtynine
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thirtynine
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peters - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thirtynine
 - Peters 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 Thirtynine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thirtynine 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 Thirtynine is historic, it would have been located within present day DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Below are the counties that are near Thirtynine. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Thirtynine:

  DirectionDistance
DeKalb     (The home county for Thirtynine)
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Blount
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cullman
      Joppa   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Jackson
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trion (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   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Thirtynine:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Saint Clair 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    
Floyd County (GA):       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 DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Thirtynine ...

While our initial data for Thirtynine came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Thirtynine 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 Thirtynine.

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 Thirtynine:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
The GNIS database contains an entry for Thirtynine.
      See our Misc Page for Thirtynine for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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







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 Thirtynine, 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 Thirtynine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thirtynine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thirtynine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4629, Longitude: -86.0114     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thirtynine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thirtynine.



 
 
 

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