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Fyffe, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fyffe ...

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 Fyffe (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 Fyffe. 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 the area of Fyffe ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fyffe.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Fyffe. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Fyffe and those printed in the larger area surrounding Fyffe.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> of Fyffe.

Cemeteries Near Fyffe ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fyffe.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Piney Grove 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 Fyffe in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fyffe.

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

Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fyffe
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fyffe
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Floy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fyffe
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
Luna - Historic   [Map]
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Fyffe
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
Ten Broeck   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fyffe
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
Chavies   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fyffe
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fyffe
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fyffe
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Fyffe
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
Wills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Fyffe
 - Wills 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 Fyffe. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fyffe 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 doctors and 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.

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Fyffe)
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Rainsville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Fyffe:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 starting from Fyffe. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fyffe) 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 Fyffe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fyffe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fyffe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4496, Longitude: -85.9050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fyffe 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 Fyffe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fyffe.