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Sunset, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunset ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sunset. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sunset to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sunset, please Contact Us.

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 Sunset (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 Sunset. 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 Sunset ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunset.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunset, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunset.

Cemeteries Near Sunset ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunset.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sisk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Swaim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rice Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Grays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old Bostick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Round Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Keith Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crownover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hoosier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Motlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crowell 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.

Sunset itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Sunset
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunset
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunset
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Sunset
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunset
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunset
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Sunset
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunset
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunset
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Francisco   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunset
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Francisco had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunset
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton 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 Sunset. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunset 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sunset is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Sunset. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sunset:

Jackson     (The home county for Sunset)
      Hytop   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Estillfork   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker (GA)
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forest Mill (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altamont (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 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 Sunset:

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:

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      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       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    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion 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 Sunset ...

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

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 Sunset:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Sunset.
      See our Misc Page for Sunset for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sunset, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Sunset. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9331, Longitude: -86.0772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunset.