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Henagar, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Henagar ...

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 Henagar (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 Henagar. 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 Henagar ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Henagar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Henagar, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Henagar.

Cemeteries Near Henagar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Henagar.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE White Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sulphur Springs 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Henagar had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Henagar had a population of 2,339 people.

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

Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Henagar
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Henagar
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Henagar
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Henagar
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Henagar
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 707 people in 2016)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Henagar
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Blake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Henagar
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Head   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Henagar
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2016)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Henagar
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Henagar
 - Dutton 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 Henagar. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Henagar 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 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.

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Henagar)
      Ider   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Henagar:

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:

Cherokee 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      
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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Henagar ...

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

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 Henagar:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Henagar in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Henagar for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Henagar.
      See our Misc Page for Henagar for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Henagar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Henagar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henagar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6315, Longitude: -85.7396     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henagar 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 Henagar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Henagar.