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Jacksons' Gap, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jacksons' Gap ...

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 Jacksons' Gap (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 Jacksons' Gap. 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.

Name Variations for Jacksons' Gap ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Jacksons' Gap.

  • While the name of this town is Jacksons' Gap, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So you may find that Jacksons' Gap has been called Jackson's' Gap.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Jacksons' Gap might be written as Jackson' Gap.

Newspapers Published in Jacksons' Gap ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacksons' Gap.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jacksons' Gap, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jacksons' Gap.

Cemeteries Near Jacksons' Gap ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jacksons' Gap.

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 Jacksons' Gap covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Old Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Farrow Dennis Graveyard   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shepard Graveyard   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jackson Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gillam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mask Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Punkin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sunny Level Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Slaughters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia 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 Jacksons' Gap had a population of 207 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Jacksons' Gap had a population of 801 people.

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

Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jacksons' Gap
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,128 people in 2016)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jacksons' Gap
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jacksons' Gap
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jacksons' Gap
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jacksons' Gap
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,773 people in 2016)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
Agricola   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jacksons' Gap
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
Matilda   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jacksons' Gap
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jacksons' Gap
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 975 people in 2016)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Jacksons' Gap. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jacksons' Gap 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.

Jacksons' Gap is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

Below are the counties that are near Jacksons' Gap. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Jacksons' Gap:

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Jacksons' Gap)
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Jacksons' Gap:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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 Jacksons' Gap ...

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

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 Jacksons' Gap:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Jacksons' Gap in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Jacksons' Gap for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Jacksons' Gap.
      See our Misc Page for Jacksons' Gap for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Jacksons' Gap. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jacksons' Gap) 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 Jacksons' Gap. 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 Jacksons' Gap

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksons' Gap. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8828, Longitude: -85.8150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jacksons' Gap 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 Jacksons' Gap, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jacksons' Gap.