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Skyline Shores, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Skyline Shores ...

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 Skyline Shores (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 Skyline Shores. 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 Skyline Shores ...

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 Skyline Shores.

  • Typical abbreviation for Skyline Shores: Skyline Shrs.

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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Skyline Shores)
  Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Langston   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Scottsboro   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Section   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dutton   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Berrys - Historic   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Blackankle   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pleasant Groves   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fowler - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Summit   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brooksville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Snead   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Craig   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Susan Moore   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fridays Crossing   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bird - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sand Rock   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Taft   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Leesburg   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Broomtown   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Centre   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gaylesville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grove Oak   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Powell   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Chigger Hill   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fyffe   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Shiloh   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rainsville   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Geraldine   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Floy - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chavies   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sylvania   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bootsville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clyde - Historic   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sardis City   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whitesboro   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mountainboro   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greer - Historic   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Egypt   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Reece City   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ridgeville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Turkeytown   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Coat's Bend   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Swancott   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gurley   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brownsboro   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Big Cove   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ryland   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  English Village   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Market   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Columbus City Ferry   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grant   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wyeth City   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rabbit Town   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Scant City   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lacey's Spring   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hulaco   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eva   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Menlo (GA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dade (GA)
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
  Sal City (TN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Liberty (TN)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
  Orme (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Richard City (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Hope (TN)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kimball (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Skyline Shores ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Skyline Shores.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Finney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haigwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Skyline Shores ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Skyline Shores.

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

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 Skyline Shores in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Skyline Shores.

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

Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skyline Shores
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Skyline Shores
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 263 people in 2017)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skyline Shores
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Skyline Shores
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skyline Shores
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skyline Shores
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,484 people in 2017)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Talley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Skyline Shores
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
Mid - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Skyline Shores
 - Mid 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 Skyline Shores. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Skyline Shores in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - you should note 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 Skyline Shores:

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:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Limestone 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



Franklin 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skyline Shores. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5718, Longitude: -86.1036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skyline Shores 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 Skyline Shores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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