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Estillfork, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Estillfork ...

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 Estillfork (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 Estillfork. 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Estillfork)
  Greerton - Historic   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Hytop   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Beachboro - Historic   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Skyline   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hollytree   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pleasant Groves   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fairfield - Historic   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Berrys - Historic   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Blackankle   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fackler   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Powell   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Henagar   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ider   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sylvania   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Grove Oak   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rainsville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fyffe   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Shiloh   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chigger Hill   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chavies   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bootsville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hammondville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Caro   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  New Market   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gurley   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Brownsboro   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ryland   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Moore's Mill   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hazel Green   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Meridianville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Big Cove   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Normal   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grant   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Columbus City Ferry   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Scant City   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lacey's Spring   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bedford (TN)
  Raus (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Normandy (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Coffee (TN)
  Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Manchester (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sal City (TN)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Liberty (TN)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Winchester (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cowan (TN)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Decherd (TN)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sewanee (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Monteagle (TN)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Giles (TN)
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
  Pelham (TN)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tracy City (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  White City (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coalmont (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gattistown (TN)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Park City (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Belleville (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Boonshill (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Petersburg (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
  Orme (TN)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Richard City (TN)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kimball (TN)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Hope (TN)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jasper (TN)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marshall (TN)
  Delina (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
  Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Estillfork ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Estillfork.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swaim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Bostick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Grays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sisk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hollytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Motlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rice Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Needmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunt - Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Estillfork ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Estillfork.

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

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 Estillfork had a population of 36 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Estillfork
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Estillfork
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Estillfork
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Estillfork
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Francisco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Estillfork
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Francisco had a post office and no railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Estillfork
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Estillfork
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Estillfork
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Padgett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Estillfork
 - Padgett 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 Estillfork. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Estillfork 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 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 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 Estillfork:

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:

DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Dade County (GA):     Cyndi's



Bedford County (TN):     Cyndi's



Coffee County (TN):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Grundy County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marion County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (TN):     Cyndi's



Moore 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Estillfork ...

While our initial data about Estillfork came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Estillfork 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 Estillfork.

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 Estillfork:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Estillfork. See our Misc Page for Estillfork for more information.

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 Estillfork. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Estillfork) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Estillfork. 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 Estillfork

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Estillfork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9101, Longitude: -86.1705     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Estillfork 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 Estillfork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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