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Jamestown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jamestown ...

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 Jamestown (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 Jamestown. 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 Jamestown ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jamestown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jamestown, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jamestown.

Cemeteries Near Jamestown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jamestown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mosely Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henderson - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ami Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Howards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Menlo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holly Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lyerly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ellison 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, Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service.

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

New Moon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Jamestown
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
Grover   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Jamestown
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
Ringgold   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jamestown
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
Broomtown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jamestown
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
Starkville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Jamestown
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
Chesterfield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jamestown
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jamestown
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jamestown
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,099 people in 2016)
 - Fort Payne 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 Jamestown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jamestown 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 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.

Jamestown is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Jamestown)
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Resaca (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Jamestown:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Jamestown:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Jamestown.
      See our Misc Page for Jamestown for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamestown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3979, Longitude: -85.5775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jamestown 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 Jamestown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jamestown.