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Blackankle, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Blackankle ...

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 Blackankle (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 Blackankle. 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 Blackankle ...

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 Blackankle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blackankle, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blackankle.

Cemeteries Near Blackankle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blackankle.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shipp 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 Blackankle in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blackankle.

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

Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blackankle
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Blackankle
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Blackankle
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blackankle
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blackankle
 - 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 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blackankle
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blackankle
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville had a post office and railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blackankle
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,677 people in 2016)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Blackankle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blackankle 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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Blackankle)
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Hollywood   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Blackankle:

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:

Cherokee 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    
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    
Walker County (GA):       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    
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
Also see ...

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About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackankle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7451, Longitude: -86.0214     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blackankle 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Blackankle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blackankle.