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Bryant, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bryant ...

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 Bryant (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 Bryant. 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 Bryant ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bryant.

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

Cemeteries Near Bryant ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bryant.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDaniel - Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Havron Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Havron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ladds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wyrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cumberland View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hales Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Raulston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Aetna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cabe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baptist Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chaudoin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Glover Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old County Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Haswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hornbeak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spangler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lasater Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas 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 Bryant in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bryant.

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

Cole City (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Bryant
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Cole City had a post office and no railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bryant
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
Shellmound (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bryant
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Bryant
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,337 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Bryant
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bryant
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people (with 3,097 people in 2016)
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bryant
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
Vulcan (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bryant
 - Vulcan had railroad service and no post office
Trenton (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bryant
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 2,255 people in 2016)
 - Trenton 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 Bryant. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bryant 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Bryant)
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Varnell (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cohutta (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bradley (TN)
      Mineral Park (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dunlap (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Bryant:

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    
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    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bradley 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    
Marion 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:

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bryant. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bryant

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bryant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9437, Longitude: -85.6322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bryant 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 Bryant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bryant.