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Jamback, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jamback ...

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 Jamback (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 Jamback. 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 Jamback ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jamback.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jamback, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jamback.

Cemeteries Near Jamback ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jamback.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Perote Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dasinger Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ox Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mallard Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Dothan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGrady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Inverness Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW High Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walter 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>

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

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

Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Jamback
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jamback
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jamback
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Jamback
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jamback
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jamback
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Andrew   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jamback
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Mount Andrew had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jamback
 - Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jamback
 - Catalpa 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 Jamback. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jamback 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Jamback is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

Bullock     (The home county for Jamback)
      Perote   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Graball   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Seale   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 - 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 Jamback:

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 Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jamback. 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' distance starting in Jamback. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jamback) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamback. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9102, Longitude: -85.6652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jamback 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 Jamback, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jamback.