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Carns, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carns ...

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 Carns (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 Carns. 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 Carns ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carns.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carns, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carns.

Cemeteries Near Carns ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carns.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Champion 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 Carns in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carns.

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

Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carns
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carns
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carns
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carns
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carns
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Carns
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carns
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Carns
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carns
 - Tupelo 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 Carns. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carns 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Carns)
      Fackler   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City Heights (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]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Carns:

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    
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    
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    

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 Carns. 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 that stretches from Carns. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carns) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carns. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8092, Longitude: -85.9741     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carns 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 Carns, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carns.