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Princeton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Princeton ...

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 Princeton (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 Princeton. 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 Princeton ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Princeton.

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

Cemeteries Near Princeton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Princeton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hollytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Crowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Bostick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Swaim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sharp Cemetery #2   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ragsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Clair Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sisk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Massengale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sisco Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Grays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hereford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harbin - Dalton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burdine 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Princeton had a population of 50 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Princeton
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Padgett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Princeton
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Princeton
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Princeton
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Princeton
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Garth   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Princeton
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
Francisco   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Princeton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Francisco had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Princeton
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Greenfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Princeton
 - Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Princeton
 - Maynard Cove 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 Princeton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Princeton 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 doctors and 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Princeton)
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 Princeton:

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:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb 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    
Dade 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    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy 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    
Marshall 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 Princeton ...

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

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 Princeton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Princeton.
      See our Misc Page for Princeton 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 Princeton. 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 that stretches from Princeton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Princeton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Princeton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Princeton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8434, Longitude: -86.2430     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Princeton 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 Princeton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Princeton.