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Bass, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bass ...

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 Bass (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 Bass. 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 Bass ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bass.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bass, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bass.

Cemeteries Near Bass ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bass.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crownover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoosier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Round Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sherwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Orme Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rice Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Willard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Richards 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.<3>

While we didn't find Bass in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bass.

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

Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bass
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bass
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bass
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bass
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,961 people in 2017)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Bass
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Sherwood (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Bass
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Sherwood had a post office and railroad service
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Bass
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bass
 - Kyles 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 Bass. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bass 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 doctors and 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Bass)
      New Town   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chavies   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Raus (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forest Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairmount (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Bass:

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:

DeKalb 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      
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton 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    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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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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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bass. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9320, Longitude: -85.9130     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bass have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Bass, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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