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Our Genealogical Helper for Ider ...

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 Ider (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 Ider. 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 Ider ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ider.

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

Cemeteries Near Ider ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ider.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hartline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Valley Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Company Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coffee 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ider had a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Ider had a population of 717 people.

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

Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Ider
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Ider
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ider
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ider
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Kaolin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ider
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ider
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
Valley Head   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ider
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
Mentone   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ider
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ider
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ider
 - Higdon 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 Ider. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ider 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 and hospitals 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.

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Ider)
      Henagar   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chavies   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Taft   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Marion (TN)
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Ider:

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    
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    
Gordon 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    
Grundy 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     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ider ...

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

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 Ider:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Ider in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Ider for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ider.
      See our Misc Page for Ider 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 Ider. 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 starting in Ider. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ider) 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 Ider. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ider

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ider. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7022, Longitude: -85.6690     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ider 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 Ider, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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