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Swaim, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Swaim ...

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 Swaim (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 Swaim. 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 Swaim ...

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 Swaim.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Swaim, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Swaim.

Cemeteries Near Swaim ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Swaim.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bostick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swaim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hollytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sisk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Grays Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sharp Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  WSW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Norris 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>

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

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

Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Swaim
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Swaim
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Swaim
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Swaim
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Padgett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Swaim
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
Francisco   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Swaim
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Francisco had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Swaim
 - Maynard Cove 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Swaim
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Swaim
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Swaim
 - Trenton 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 Swaim. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Swaim 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Swaim)
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Estillfork   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

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 - 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 Swaim:

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    
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    
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    
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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swaim. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8695, Longitude: -86.1983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swaim 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 Swaim, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Swaim.