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Our Genealogy Helper for Jasper ...

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 Jasper (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Jasper. 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.

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 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.

Jasper is located in Walker County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

  • Walker County     (The home county of Jasper)
    • Camak Mills [Walker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camak Mills
      • Camak Mills [Walker County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camak Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Rock [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Burrows Crossroads [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrows Crossroads
      • Burrows Crossroads [Walker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrows Crossroads
    • America [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for America
      • America [Walker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on America
    • Parrish [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
      • Parrish [Walker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
      • Former name for Parrish:
      • Hewitt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish
    • Cordova [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Walker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Former name for Cordova:
      • Dent
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<3>
    • Townley [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townley
      • Townley [Walker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townley
    • Powellville [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellville
      • Powellville [Walker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellville
    • Sipsey [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipsey
      • Sipsey [Walker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 401 people
      • Former name for Sipsey:
      • Warrior Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sipsey
    • Dovertown [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dovertown
      • Dovertown [Walker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dovertown
    • Barney [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barney
      • Barney [Walker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barney
    • Oakman [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
      • Oakman [Walker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
      • Former names for Oakman:
      • Day's Gap
      • Marietta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman<3>
  • Blount County
    • Red Hill [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Blount County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Smoke Rise [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoke Rise
      • Smoke Rise [Blount County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smoke Rise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoke Rise
    • Blount Springs [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blount Springs
      • Blount Springs [Blount County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blount Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blount Springs
    • Hayden [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
      • Hayden [Blount County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden<3>
    • Bangor [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
      • Bangor [Blount County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
    • County Line [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
      • County Line [Blount County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
    • Locust Fork [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Fork
      • Locust Fork [Blount County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust Fork<3>
    • Nectar [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nectar
      • Nectar [Blount County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nectar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nectar
    • Remlap [Blount County]
  • Cullman County
    • Arkadelphia [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkadelphia
      • Arkadelphia [Cullman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkadelphia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkadelphia
    • Bremen [Cullman County]
    • Crane Hill [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Hill
      • Crane Hill [Cullman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crane Hill<3>
    • Baltimore [Cullman County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltimore
      • Baltimore [Cullman County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Colony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
      • Colony [Cullman County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2015: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
    • The Colony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Colony
      • The Colony [Cullman County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Colony
    • Black Bottom [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Bottom
      • Black Bottom [Cullman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Bottom
    • Damascus [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Cullman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
    • Logan [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Cullman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Trimble [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trimble
      • Trimble [Cullman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trimble
    • Chances Crossroad [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chances Crossroad
      • Chances Crossroad [Cullman County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chances Crossroad
    • Dodge City [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge City
      • Dodge City [Cullman County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge City
  • Fayette County
    • Berry [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
      • Berry [Fayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry<3>
    • Bazemore [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bazemore
      • Bazemore [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bazemore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bazemore
    • Bankston [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bankston
    • Glen Allen [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
      • Glen Allen [Fayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
    • Fayette [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
    • Belk [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belk
      • Belk [Fayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belk
  • Jefferson County
    • Robbins Crossroads [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbins Crossroads
      • Robbins Crossroads [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbins Crossroads
    • Media [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Media
      • Media [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Media
    • West Jefferson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
    • Corner [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corner
      • Corner [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corner
    • Sayre [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayre
      • Sayre [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sayre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayre
    • Alden [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
    • Graysville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,092 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graysville<3>
    • Cardiff [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardiff
      • Cardiff [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardiff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
    • Pinkney City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinkney City
      • Pinkney City [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinkney City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinkney City
    • Adamsville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
      • Adamsville [Jefferson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,281 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adamsville<3>
    • Brookside [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Jefferson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • Daisey City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisey City
      • Daisey City [Jefferson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisey City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisey City
  • Marion County
    • Rock City [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock City
      • Rock City [Marion County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
    • Brilliant [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
      • Brilliant [Marion County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brilliant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant<3>
    • Winfield [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Marion County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,519 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Gu-Win [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gu-Win
      • Gu-Win [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gu-Win
    • Twin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
      • Twin [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin
    • Guin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guin
      • Guin [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guin<3>
    • Bear Creek [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bear Creek<3>
  • Morgan County
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull City
      • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull City
    • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
  • Winston County
    • Falls City [Winston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls City
      • Falls City [Winston County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Arley [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arley
      • Arley [Winston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arley<3>
    • Slick Ford [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slick Ford
      • Slick Ford [Winston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slick Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slick Ford
    • Houston [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Winston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
    • Lynn [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Winston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Double Springs [Winston County]
    • Farriss [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farriss
      • Farriss [Winston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farriss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farriss
    • Addison [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Winston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addison<3>
    • Natural Bridge [Winston County]
    • Glen Mary [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Mary
      • Glen Mary [Winston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Mary
    • Ashridge [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashridge
      • Ashridge [Winston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashridge
    • Delmar [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delmar
      • Delmar [Winston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delmar

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Jasper ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jasper.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Jasper. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Jasper and those printed in the larger area surrounding Jasper.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km] of Jasper.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Jasper:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Jasper ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jasper.

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

  • Oak Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Old City Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New Prospect Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Prospect Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Walker Memory Gardens
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Frisco Memorial Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Frisco Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Frisco Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Copeland Cemetery
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    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #22273<4>
  • Lollar Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lollar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Samaria Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Dutton Hill Cemetery
    • Boldo Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boldo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Lowell Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Lowell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cross Roads Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cross Roads Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sardis Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sardis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Union Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
    • John Portzer Family Cemetery
    • Edgil Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Edgil Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Jasper had a population of 780 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Jasper had a population of 13,431 people.

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

  • Jasper [Walker County]
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    • Jasper [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Jasper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 780 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,431 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jasper had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<3>
  • South Lowell [Walker County]
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    • South Lowell [Walker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Jasper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 192 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gamble [Walker County]
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    • Gamble [Walker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gamble had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Edgil [Walker County]
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    • Edgil [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saragossa [Walker County]
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    • Saragossa [Walker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saragossa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Parrish [Walker County]
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    • Parrish [Walker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Jasper
    • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parrish had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Parrish:
    • Hewitt
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    • Cordova [Walker County]
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      • Cordova [Walker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordova had a post office and railroad service
      • Former name for Cordova:
      • Dent
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<3>
    • Marylee [Walker County]
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      • Marylee [Walker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Jasper
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marylee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Townley [Walker County]
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      • Townley [Walker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Jasper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 237 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Townley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Powellville [Walker County]
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      • Powellville [Walker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Jasper
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Coal Valley [Walker County]
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      • Coal Valley [Walker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Jasper
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Prospect [Walker County]
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      • Prospect [Walker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Jasper
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dora [Walker County]
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      • Dora [Walker County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,905 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dora had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former name for Dora:
      • Sharon
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora<3>
    • Corona [Walker County]
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      • Corona [Walker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jasper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Corona had a post office and railroad service
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    • Patton [Walker County]
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      • Patton [Walker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jasper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 378 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Patton had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Jasper. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jasper.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Jasper ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Jasper:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Jasper in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Jasper for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Jasper. See our Misc Page for Jasper for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jasper: www.jaspercity.com/

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jasper) 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 Jasper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jasper

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jasper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8516, Longitude: -87.2722       In this case, the coordinates for Jasper have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Jasper, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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