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Overlook, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Overlook ...

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 Overlook (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 Overlook. 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 Overlook ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Overlook.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Overlook, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Overlook.

Cemeteries Near Overlook ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Overlook.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Countess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Company Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whit Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tally 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.<2>

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

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

Higdon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Overlook
 - Higdon had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Overlook
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Overlook
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Overlook
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Overlook
 - 1895 population of 927 people
 - Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Overlook
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Overlook
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Overlook
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,337 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport 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 Overlook. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Overlook 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Overlook)
      Flat Rock   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rocky Face (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crown Mill Village (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dalton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Varnell (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Palmer (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
      Cartwright (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Center Point (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Overlook:

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      
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield 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    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequatchie 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 ...

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About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overlook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8020, Longitude: -85.6800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Overlook have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Overlook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Overlook.