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Floral Crest, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Floral Crest ...

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 Floral Crest (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 Floral Crest. 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 Floral Crest ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Floral Crest.

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

Cemeteries Near Floral Crest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Floral Crest.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brown Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDaniel - Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Company Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ladds Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Havron Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Wyrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Aetna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hales Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Havron 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>

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

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

Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Floral Crest
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Floral Crest
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 2,255 people in 2016)
 - Trenton had a post office and railroad service
Cole City (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Floral Crest
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Cole City had a post office and no railroad service
New England (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Floral Crest
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - New England had a post office and no railroad service
Shellmound (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Floral Crest
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Floral Crest
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
Morganville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Floral Crest
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Morganville had a post office and railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Floral Crest
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
Ascalon (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Floral Crest
 - Ascalon 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 Floral Crest. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Floral Crest 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Floral Crest)
      Higdon   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Varnell (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cohutta (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Point (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bradley (TN)
      Mineral Park (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunlap (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Floral Crest:

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    
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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon 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    
Bradley County (TN):       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    
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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Floral Crest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Floral Crest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Floral Crest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8737, Longitude: -85.5902     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Floral Crest 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 Floral Crest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Floral Crest.