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Jones' Chapel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jones' Chapel ...

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 Jones' Chapel (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 Jones' Chapel. 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.

Name Variations for Jones' Chapel ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Jones' Chapel.

  • While the name of this community is Jones' Chapel, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So you may find that Jones' Chapel has been called Jone's' Chapel.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Jones' Chapel might be written as Jone' Chapel.

Newspapers Published in Jones' Chapel ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jones' Chapel.

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

Cemeteries Near Jones' Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jones' Chapel.

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 Jones' Chapel covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Penn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Cantrell 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 in 1895, Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jones' Chapel
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jones' Chapel
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Jones' Chapel
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Jones' Chapel
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Jones' Chapel
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jones' Chapel
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Jones' Chapel
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Jones' Chapel
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Jones' Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jones' Chapel 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Jones' Chapel is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Jones' Chapel)
      West Point   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 Jones' Chapel:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jones' Chapel. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Jones' Chapel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jones' Chapel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jones' Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2104, Longitude: -87.0520     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jones' Chapel 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 Jones' Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jones' Chapel.