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Jack Lane, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jack Lane ...

So far, we have found very little information about Jack Lane. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Jack Lane to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Jack Lane, please Contact Us.

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 Jack Lane (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 Jack Lane. 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 Jack Lane ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jack Lane.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jack Lane, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jack Lane.

Cemeteries Near Jack Lane ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jack Lane.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Swaim Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Grays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sisk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Old Bostick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rice Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Round Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Motlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keith Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Polly Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Needmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Larkin 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.

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

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

Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Jack Lane
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jack Lane
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jack Lane
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jack Lane
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jack Lane
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Francisco   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jack Lane
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Francisco had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jack Lane
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jack Lane
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Jack Lane
 - Maynard Cove 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 Jack Lane. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jack Lane 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Jack Lane is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Jack Lane. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Jack Lane:

Jackson     (The home county for Jack Lane)
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Hytop   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forest Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 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 Jack Lane:

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    
Limestone 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    
Dade 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    
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    

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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Jack Lane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Jack Lane. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jack Lane) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jack Lane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9343, Longitude: -86.1097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jack Lane have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jack Lane.