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Harris, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Harris ...

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 Harris (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 Harris. 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 Harris ...

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 Harris.

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

Cemeteries Near Harris ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harris.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crownover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hoosier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orme Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Round Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haddon 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 Harris in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Harris.

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

Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Harris
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Harris
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Harris
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Harris
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harris
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Harris
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Harris
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,337 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Harris
 - Narrows 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 Harris. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Harris 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Harris)
      New Town   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Harris:

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    
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    

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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harris. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8873, Longitude: -85.8594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harris 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 Harris, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Harris.