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Joppa, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Joppa ...

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 Joppa (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 Joppa. 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 Joppa ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Joppa.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Joppa, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Joppa.

Cemeteries Near Joppa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Joppa.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ryan Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Skidmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grassy Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lamons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Ridge 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, Joppa had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Joppa
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Joppa
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Joppa
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,340 people in 2016)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Joppa
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Joppa
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Joppa
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Joppa
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Joppa
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Joppa
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red 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 Joppa. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Joppa in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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

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

Joppa 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 Joppa. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Joppa:

Cullman     (The home county for Joppa)
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Joppa:

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    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Joppa ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joppa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2979, Longitude: -86.5568     [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 Joppa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Joppa.