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Our Genealogical Helper for Chavies ...

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 Chavies (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 Chavies. 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 Chavies ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chavies.

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

Cemeteries Near Chavies ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chavies.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Chavies had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chavies
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Luna - Historic   [Map]
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chavies
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chavies
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chavies
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chavies
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Chavies
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,071 people in 2017)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Chavies
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chavies
 - Luttrell 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 Chavies. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chavies 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.

Chavies is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Chavies)
      Rainsville   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Taft   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turkeytown   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Chavies:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Walker County (GA):       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 DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Chavies ...

While our initial data for Chavies came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Chavies in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Chavies.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Chavies:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Chavies.
      See our Misc Page for Chavies for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chavies. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Chavies. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chavies) 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 Chavies. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chavies

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chavies. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4729, Longitude: -85.8130     [Map].

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

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