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Talley, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Talley ...

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

We've added Talley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Talley, 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 Talley (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 Talley. 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 Talley ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Talley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Talley, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Talley.

Cemeteries Near Talley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Talley.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNE Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunn 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.

Talley 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 Talley, with the one closest to Talley listed first.

Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Talley
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Talley
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Talley
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Talley
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 263 people in 2017)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
Ten Broeck   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Talley
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
Dutton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Talley
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Talley
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
Musgrove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Talley
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Talley
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Talley
 - Lydia 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 Talley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Talley 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 and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Talley 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 Talley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Talley:

Jackson     (The home county for Talley)
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Section   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blackankle   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Taft   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chavies   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turkeytown   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Talley:

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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah 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    
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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Talley ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Talley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5195, Longitude: -85.9814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Talley 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:

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