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Blanche, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Blanche ...

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 Blanche (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 Blanche. 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 Blanche ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blanche.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blanche, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blanche.

Cemeteries Near Blanche ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blanche.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henderson - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mosely Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tuckers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Howards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ami Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Menlo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Killian 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 Blanche in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blanche.

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

Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blanche
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
Ringgold   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blanche
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
Broomtown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Blanche
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
New Moon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blanche
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Blanche
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Starkville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blanche
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
Grover   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blanche
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
Gaylesville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blanche
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 143 people in 2016)
 - Gaylesville 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 Blanche. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blanche 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 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.

Blanche is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Blanche)
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chavies   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Blanche:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bartow 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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blanche. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3634, Longitude: -85.6100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blanche 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 Blanche, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blanche.