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Long Island, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Long Island ...

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 Long Island (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Long Island. 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 Long Island ...

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 Long Island.

  • Typical abbreviation for Long Island: Long Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Long Island)
  Bryant   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Bridgeport   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Higdon   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  New Town   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stevenson   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Flat Rock   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fackler   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Pisgah   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fairfield - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Hytop   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ider   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Henagar   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Mentone   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hammondville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Valley Head   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sylvania   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cordell - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Powell   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rainsville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chavies   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Payne   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Catoosa (GA)
  Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Boynton (GA)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Graysville (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ringgold (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chattooga (GA)
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Menlo (GA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Trion (GA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Summerville (GA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Berryton (GA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wildwood (GA)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Walker (GA)
  Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Flintstone (GA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Rock City (GA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Fairview (GA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rossville (GA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kensington (GA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Park City (GA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  LaFayette (GA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Whitfield (GA)
  Trickum (GA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Varnell (GA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cohutta (GA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bradley (TN)
  Mineral Park (TN)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coffee (TN)
  Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Winton Town (TN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Manchester (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
  Monteagle (TN)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sewanee (TN)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sal City (TN)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cowan (TN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Liberty (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Decherd (TN)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Winchester (TN)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grundy (TN)
  White City (TN)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tracy City (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coalmont (TN)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pelham (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gruetli (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Palmer (TN)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Altamont (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hamilton (TN)
  Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lake Village (TN)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Valley Village (TN)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Midvale (TN)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Red Bank (TN)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marion (TN)
  New Hope (TN)   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Richard City (TN)   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Kimball (TN)   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Jasper (TN)   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Orme (TN)   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Whitwell (TN)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Condra (TN)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
  Cartwright (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Center Point (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dunlap (TN)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Warren (TN)
  Viola (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Long Island ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Long Island.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Long Island covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDaniel - Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Loyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Havron Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Havron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cumberland View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wyrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Raulston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chaudoin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Glover Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ladds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baptist Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hales Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orme Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Aetna Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cabe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hornbeak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lasater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lake Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spangler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Long Island ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Island.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Long Island, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Long Island.

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, Long Island had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Long Island
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,301 people in 2018)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Long Island
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people (with 3,018 people in 2018)
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Long Island
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
Shellmound (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Long Island
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound had a post office and railroad service
Ketchall (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Long Island
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
Cole City (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Long Island
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Cole City had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Long Island
 - 1895 population of 902 people (with 3,358 people in 2018)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Vulcan (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Long Island
 - Vulcan had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Long Island. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Long Island in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Long Island:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Catoosa County (GA):     Cyndi's



Chattooga County (GA):     Cyndi's



Dade County (GA):     Cyndi's



Walker County (GA):     Cyndi's



Whitfield County (GA):     Cyndi's



Bradley County (TN):     Cyndi's



Coffee County (TN):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Grundy County (TN):     Cyndi's



Hamilton County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marion County (TN):     Cyndi's



Sequatchie County (TN):     Cyndi's



Warren County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Long Island ...

While our initial data about Long Island came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Long Island 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 Long Island.

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 Long Island:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Long Island. See our Misc Page for Long Island for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Long Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9737, Longitude: -85.6711     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Island 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:

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

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