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Jemison, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jemison ...

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 Jemison (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 Jemison. 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 Jemison ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jemison.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jemison, 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 Jemison.

Cemeteries Near Jemison ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jemison.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Mount Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thorsby Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thorsby Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robinson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Archers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh - Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lomax Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hardiman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Old Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jacksons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bell Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Session Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Abney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shelby Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Isabella Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pinedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lime Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chilton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Richardson - Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Jemison had a population of 360 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Jemison had a population of 2,616 people.

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

South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Jemison
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jemison
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Jemison
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jemison
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Randolph had a post office and railroad service
Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jemison
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,846 people in 2016)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Brierfield   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jemison
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
Ashby   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jemison
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
Calera   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Jemison
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,489 people in 2016)
 - Calera 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 Jemison. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jemison 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 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.

Jemison is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Jemison)
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Jemison:

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 Chilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Jemison ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jemison. 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 starting from Jemison. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jemison) 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 Jemison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jemison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jemison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9597, Longitude: -86.7469     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Jemison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jemison.