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Our Genealogy Helper for Copenhagen ...

So far, we have found very little information about Copenhagen. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Copenhagen to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Copenhagen, please Contact Us.

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 Copenhagen (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Copenhagen. 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.

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.

Although our information shows that the community of Copenhagen is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Copenhagen. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Copenhagen:

Jackson     (The home county for Copenhagen)
  Bridgeport   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Bryant   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]<2>
  Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]<2>
  Stevenson   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]<2>
  New Town   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]<2>
  Higdon   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]<2>
  Flat Rock   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]<2>
  Fackler   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]<2>
  Pisgah   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]<2>
  Fairfield - Historic   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]<2>
  Hytop   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]<2>
  Greerton - Historic   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]<2>
  Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]<2>
  Ider   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]<2>
  Henagar   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]<2>
  Mentone   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]<2>
  Hammondville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]<2>
  Sylvania   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]<2>
  Valley Head   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]<2>
  Cordell - Historic   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<2>
  Powell   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<2>
  Alpine   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]<2>
  Rainsville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<2>
  Chavies   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]<2>
  Fort Payne   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<2>
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]<2>
  New Market   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<2>
Catoosa (GA)
  Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<2>
  Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<2>
  Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]<2>
  Boynton (GA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]<2>
  Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<2>
  Graysville (GA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]<2>
  Ringgold (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]<2>
  Catoosa Springs (GA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]<2>
Chattooga (GA)
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<2>
  Menlo (GA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<2>
  Trion (GA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]<2>
  Summerville (GA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]<2>
Dade (GA)
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]<2>
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]<2>
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]<2>
  Wildwood (GA)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]<2>
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]<2>
Walker (GA)
  Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]<2>
  Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<2>
  Flintstone (GA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<2>
  Rock City (GA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<2>
  Rossville (GA)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<2>
  Kensington (GA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]<2>
  Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Fairview (GA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Park City (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<2>
  Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]<2>
  LaFayette (GA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]<2>
Whitfield (GA)
  Trickum (GA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]<2>
  Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]<2>
  Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]<2>
Coffee (TN)
  Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Winton Town (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]<2>
  Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]<2>
  Manchester (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]<2>
  Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]<2>
  Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]<2>
  Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<2>
  Forest Mill (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]<2>
Franklin (TN)
  Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<2>
  Monteagle (TN)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<2>
  Sewanee (TN)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]<2>
  Sal City (TN)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]<2>
  Cowan (TN)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]<2>
  Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]<2>
  Liberty (TN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]<2>
  Decherd (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Winchester (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<2>
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]<2>
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]<2>
Grundy (TN)
  Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<2>
  White City (TN)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<2>
  Tracy City (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]<2>
  Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<2>
  Coalmont (TN)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]<2>
  Pelham (TN)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]<2>
  Gruetli (TN)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]<2>
  Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]<2>
  Palmer (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]<2>
  Altamont (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<2>
  Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<2>
Hamilton (TN)
  Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]<2>
  Lake Village (TN)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<2>
  Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<2>
  Valley Village (TN)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]<2>
  Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]<2>
  Midvale (TN)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<2>
  Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]<2>
  Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]<2>
  Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Red Bank (TN)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<2>
Lincoln (TN)
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]<2>
  Gattistown (TN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<2>
Marion (TN)
  Richard City (TN)   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<2>
  South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  New Hope (TN)   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Orme (TN)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]<2>
  Kimball (TN)   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]<2>
  Jasper (TN)   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]<2>
  Whitwell (TN)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]<2>
  Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]<2>
  Condra (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]<2>
Sequatchie (TN)
  Cartwright (TN)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]<2>
  Center Point (TN)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]<2>
  Dunlap (TN)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]<2>
Warren (TN)
  Viola (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Copenhagen ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Copenhagen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Copenhagen, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Copenhagen.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Copenhagen:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Catoosa County (GA):     Cyndi's



Chattooga County (GA):     Cyndi's



Dade County (GA):     Cyndi's



Walker County (GA):     Cyndi's



Whitfield County (GA):     Cyndi's



Coffee County (TN):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Grundy County (TN):     Cyndi's



Hamilton County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marion County (TN):     Cyndi's



Sequatchie County (TN):     Cyndi's



Warren County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cemeteries Near Copenhagen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Copenhagen.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Copenhagen covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<2>  
  SW Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<2>  
  SW Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Loyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  W Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<2>  
  SW Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<2>  
  E Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cumberland View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]<2>  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDaniel - Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Raulston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Orme Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<2>  
  SSE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Havron Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Havron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glover Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<2>  
  WSW Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Chaudoin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<2>  
  SW Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wyrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<2>  
  WSW Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baptist Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2>  
  SW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ladds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hales Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lasater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crownover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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.

While we didn't find Copenhagen in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Copenhagen.

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

Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the South (S) from Copenhagen
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,301 people in 2018)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Copenhagen
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people (with 3,018 people in 2018)
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Copenhagen
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
Ketchall (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the North (N) from Copenhagen
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Copenhagen
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
Shellmound (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the East (E) from Copenhagen
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Copenhagen
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,951 people in 2018)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Jasper (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Copenhagen
 - 1895 population of 902 people (with 3,358 people in 2018)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Cole City (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Copenhagen
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Cole City 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 Copenhagen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Copenhagen in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Copenhagen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Copenhagen) 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 Copenhagen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Copenhagen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Copenhagen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9842, Longitude: -85.7250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Copenhagen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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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