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Jericho, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jericho ...

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 Jericho (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 Jericho. 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 Jericho ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jericho.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jericho, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jericho.

Cemeteries Near Jericho ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jericho.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Rice Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Little Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Sisk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Grays Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Round Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keith Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Swaim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Bostick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Motlow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Crownover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hoosier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Posey Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Posey Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Polly Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Needmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Willard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gass Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sherrod - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Callaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hayes 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>

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

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

Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Jericho
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Jericho
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jericho
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jericho
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jericho
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Francisco   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Jericho
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Francisco had a post office and no railroad service
Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jericho
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Jericho
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Jericho
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Sherwood (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jericho
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Sherwood 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 Jericho. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jericho 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Jericho is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Jericho)
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wartrace (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Forest Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Union (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Petersburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Warren (TN)
      Viola (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jericho. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9776, Longitude: -86.0791     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jericho have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Jericho, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jericho.