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Ten Broeck, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ten Broeck ...

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 Ten Broeck (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 Ten Broeck. 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 Ten Broeck ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ten Broeck.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ten Broeck, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ten Broeck.

Cemeteries Near Ten Broeck ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ten Broeck.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Downer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wesson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Langston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Moriah 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ten Broeck had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Thirtynine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ten Broeck
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
Luttrell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ten Broeck
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ten Broeck
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ten Broeck
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
Floy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ten Broeck
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
Whiton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ten Broeck
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
Skirum   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Ten Broeck
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
Wills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ten Broeck
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ten Broeck
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
Jink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ten Broeck
 - Jink 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 Ten Broeck. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ten Broeck 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 hospitals 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.

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Ten Broeck)
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Taits Gap   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Taft   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Turkeytown   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 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   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Ten Broeck:

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:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ten Broeck ...

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

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 Ten Broeck:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ten Broeck.
      See our Misc Page for Ten Broeck for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Ten Broeck. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ten Broeck) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ten Broeck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4179, Longitude: -85.9869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ten Broeck 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 Ten Broeck, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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