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Fabius, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fabius ...

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 Fabius (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 Fabius. 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 Fabius ...

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 Fabius.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fabius, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fabius.

Cemeteries Near Fabius ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fabius.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jacoway 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>

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

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

Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fabius
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fabius
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Fabius
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Fabius
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fabius
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 707 people in 2016)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fabius
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fabius
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fabius
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,337 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport 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 Fabius. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fabius 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 hospitals 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Fabius)
      New Town   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Fabius:

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      
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
Whitfield 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    
Sequatchie 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fabius ...

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

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 Fabius:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Fabius.
      See our Misc Page for Fabius for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fabius. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Fabius. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fabius) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fabius. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8109, Longitude: -85.7775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fabius 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 Fabius, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fabius.