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Tupelo, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tupelo ...

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 Tupelo (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 Tupelo. 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 Tupelo ...

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 Tupelo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tupelo, 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 Tupelo.

Cemeteries Near Tupelo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tupelo.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gold Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Maynard Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Elkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pace Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pinhook Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Travis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Skyline Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barbee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blue Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hurt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dolberry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Latham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gold Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Rosson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woods Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hudgins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Pauper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Renshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Isbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bellefonte Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hansbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Inglis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dotson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tipton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McAnelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gant Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Norwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Austell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prince Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Hytop Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Gentle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Zions Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chaney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shipp Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Finnell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rorex Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Loyds Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rouse Cemetery [Map]      
  W Trenton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Webb Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Peters Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Maple Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Guffy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pierce Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chisenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Price Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lewallen Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bouldin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Church Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hollytree Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Flanagan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith 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 in 1895, Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Tupelo
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tupelo
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tupelo
 - Kyles 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 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tupelo
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tupelo
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tupelo
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tupelo
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tupelo
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tupelo
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove 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 Tupelo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tupelo 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Tupelo)
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Tupelo:

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    
Etowah 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    
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    
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     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 Tupelo ...

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

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 Tupelo:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tupelo.
      See our Misc Page for Tupelo for more information.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tupelo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7509, Longitude: -86.0778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tupelo 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 Tupelo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tupelo.


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