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Sigsbee, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sigsbee ...

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 Sigsbee (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 Sigsbee. 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 Sigsbee ...

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 Sigsbee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sigsbee, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sigsbee.

Cemeteries Near Sigsbee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sigsbee.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tuckers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Husky Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Longshore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Plunket Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sand Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stories Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Henderson - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mosely Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lankford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hunts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chesnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sulphur Springs 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>

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

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

Loveless   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sigsbee
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
Collbran   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sigsbee
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sigsbee
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sigsbee
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sigsbee
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sigsbee
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 555 people in 2016)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sigsbee
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,099 people in 2016)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sigsbee
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain 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 Sigsbee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sigsbee 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 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.

Sigsbee is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Below are the counties that are near Sigsbee. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sigsbee:

DeKalb     (The home county for Sigsbee)
      Lickskillet   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Sigsbee:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair 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    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 Sigsbee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sigsbee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sigsbee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3415, Longitude: -85.7100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sigsbee 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 Sigsbee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sigsbee.