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Frankfort, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Frankfort ...

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 Frankfort (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 Frankfort. 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 Frankfort ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Frankfort.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Frankfort, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Frankfort.

Cemeteries Near Frankfort ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Frankfort.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Basden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Luketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  E Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCollough Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Blue Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sadler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Devaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Newsom Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Keelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Orman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCaig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pounders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McWright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibbs 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Frankfort had a population of 59 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Frankfort
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Frankfort
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Frankfort
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,815 people in 2016)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Frankfort
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Frankfort
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Frankfort
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Frankfort
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Frankfort
 - Mountain Mills 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 Frankfort. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Frankfort 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

Frankfort is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

Below are the counties that are near Frankfort. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Frankfort:

Franklin     (The home county for Frankfort)
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Frankfort:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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 Frankfort ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frankfort. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5634, Longitude: -87.8423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frankfort 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 Frankfort, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Frankfort.