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Riverland Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Riverland Estates ...

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 Riverland Estates (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 Riverland Estates. 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 Riverland Estates ...

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 Riverland Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Riverland Estates: Riverland Ests.

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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Riverland Estates)
  Hollywood   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Fairfield - Historic   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Gray - Historic   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Fackler   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Pisgah   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Blackankle   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Berrys - Historic   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dutton   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Scottsboro   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Section   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Taft   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Broomtown   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gaylesville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Henagar   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Powell   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sylvania   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ider   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rainsville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chavies   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Fyffe   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Shiloh   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Hammondville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grove Oak   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pine Ridge   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bootsville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sardis City   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whitesboro   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gurley   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brownsboro   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Market   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Big Cove   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ryland   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Moore's Mill   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grant   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Columbus City Ferry   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lacey's Spring   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Menlo (GA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Berryton (GA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Trion (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lyerly (GA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Summerville (GA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dade (GA)
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wildwood (GA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Walker (GA)
  Kensington (GA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  LaFayette (GA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Linwood (GA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flintstone (GA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rock City (GA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fairview (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Park City (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
  Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
  Sal City (TN)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cowan (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Liberty (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sewanee (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Winchester (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Decherd (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Monteagle (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grundy (TN)
  Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tracy City (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  White City (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pelham (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
  Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lake Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Valley Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
  Orme (TN)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Richard City (TN)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  New Hope (TN)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kimball (TN)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jasper (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Whitwell (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Riverland Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riverland Estates.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Riverland Estates ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverland Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riverland Estates, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riverland Estates.

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>

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

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

Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Riverland Estates
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Riverland Estates
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Riverland Estates
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Riverland Estates
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 701 people in 2017)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Riverland Estates
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Riverland Estates
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Riverland Estates
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Riverland Estates
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,484 people in 2017)
 - Scottsboro 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 Riverland Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Riverland Estates 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 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 Riverland Estates:

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



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Chattooga County (GA):     Cyndi's



Dade County (GA):     Cyndi's



Walker County (GA):     Cyndi's



Coffee County (TN):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Grundy County (TN):     Cyndi's



Hamilton County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marion 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverland Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7215, Longitude: -85.9325     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverland Estates 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 Riverland Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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