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Gonce, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gonce ...

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 Gonce (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 Gonce. 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 Gonce ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gonce.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gonce, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gonce.

Cemeteries Near Gonce ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gonce.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Crownover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Round Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoosier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Willard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rice Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sherwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Posey Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Posey Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gass Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Orme Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Marlow Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keith Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pratt 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>

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

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

Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Gonce
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gonce
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Gonce
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Sherwood (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gonce
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Sherwood had a post office and railroad service
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gonce
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gonce
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gonce
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gonce
 - Mud Creek 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 Gonce. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gonce 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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Gonce)
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Walker (GA)
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forest Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Union (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairmount (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warren (TN)
      Viola (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Gonce:

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:

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    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford 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    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gonce. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9873, Longitude: -85.9544     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gonce 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 Gonce, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gonce.