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Aspel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Aspel ...

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 Aspel (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 Aspel. 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 Aspel ...

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 Aspel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Aspel, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Aspel.

Cemeteries Near Aspel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Aspel.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel 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 Aspel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Aspel.

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

Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Aspel
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Aspel
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Aspel
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Aspel
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Aspel
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Aspel
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Aspel
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,677 people in 2016)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Aspel
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Aspel
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 264 people in 2016)
 - Langston 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 Aspel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Aspel 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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Aspel)
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Aspel:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aspel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6209, Longitude: -86.1655     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aspel 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 Aspel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aspel.