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Hendrixville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hendrixville ...

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 Hendrixville (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 Hendrixville. 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 Hendrixville ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hendrixville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hendrixville, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hendrixville.

Cemeteries Near Hendrixville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hendrixville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harbour Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Hunts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Croft Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Plunket Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sand Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethsaida 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 Hendrixville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hendrixville.

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

Marcus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Hendrixville
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
Yancy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hendrixville
 - Yancy had a post office and no railroad service
Cotnam   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Hendrixville
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
Keener   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Hendrixville
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
Tabor   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hendrixville
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
Rodentown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hendrixville
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
Duck Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hendrixville
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Crossville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hendrixville
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,847 people in 2017)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
Collinsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hendrixville
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,969 people in 2017)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Hendrixville
 - Leonard 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 Hendrixville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hendrixville 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 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.

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Hendrixville)
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Taits Gap   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Appalachian   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Angel   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Taft   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Turkeytown   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Hendrixville:

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    
Cleburne 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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hendrixville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2184, Longitude: -85.9494     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hendrixville 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:

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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 Hendrixville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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