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Kyles, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kyles ...

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 Kyles (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 Kyles. 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 Kyles ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kyles.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kyles, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kyles.

Cemeteries Near Kyles ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kyles.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fowler 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, Kyles had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kyles
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Kyles
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kyles
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kyles
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Kyles
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kyles
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Kyles
 - Wannville 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kyles
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Kyles
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Larkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kyles
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Larkinsville 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 Kyles. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kyles 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 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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Kyles)
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Kyles:

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:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       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    

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kyles ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kyles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7948, Longitude: -86.0086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kyles 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 Kyles, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kyles.