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Dog Town, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Dog Town ...

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 Dog Town (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 Dog Town. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Dog Town)
  Lickskillet   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Douglas   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Bootsville   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fort Payne   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pine Ridge   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Clyde - Historic   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Chavies   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Collinsville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Floy - Historic   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fyffe   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rainsville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dawson   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Snead   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fowler - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Collins - Historic   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Goshen - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Adelia - Historic   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dailey   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Merrellton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nances Creek   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Level   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Angel   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jacksonville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Taft   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gaylesville   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Broomtown   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Centre   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Howells Crossroads   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Grantville - Historic   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kirk's Grove   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Borden Springs   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ballplay   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coat's Bend   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Turkeytown   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Banner   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Whitesboro   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Edwardsville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sardis City   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Reece City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hokes Bluff   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mountainboro   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alabama City   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dutton   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Section   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pisgah   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Gray - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Langston   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Scottsboro   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flat Rock   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Berrys - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Columbus City Ferry   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bartlett - Historic   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Grant   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Horton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
  Steele   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Menlo (GA)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lyerly (GA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Berryton (GA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Summerville (GA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Trion (GA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dade (GA)
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
  Coosa (GA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Armuchee (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glenwood (GA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rome (GA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lindale (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Shannon (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gordon (GA)
  Plainville (GA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
  Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cedartown (GA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walker (GA)
  Kensington (GA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  LaFayette (GA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Linwood (GA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Dog Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dog Town.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Tuckers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Plunket Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sand Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henderson - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hunts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mosely Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Dog Town ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dog Town.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dog Town, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dog Town.

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 Dog Town in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dog Town.

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

Loveless   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dog Town
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dog Town
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dog Town
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dog Town
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dog Town
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 554 people in 2017)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dog Town
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,071 people in 2017)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dog Town
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Luna - Historic   [Map]
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dog Town
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dog Town
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Collinsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dog Town
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,969 people in 2017)
 - Collinsville 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 Dog Town. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dog Town in the 1890's.

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 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 Dog Town:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Chattooga County (GA):     Cyndi's



Dade County (GA):     Cyndi's



Floyd County (GA):     Cyndi's



Gordon County (GA):     Cyndi's



Polk County (GA):     Cyndi's



Walker County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dog Town. 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 '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- Dog Town) 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 Dog Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dog Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dog Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3529, Longitude: -85.7369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dog Town 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 Dog Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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