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Tessner, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tessner ...

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 Tessner (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 Tessner. 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 Tessner ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tessner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tessner, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tessner.

Cemeteries Near Tessner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tessner.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Tree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burnt House Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Federick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cochran Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Weatherly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE John Bull Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Sullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poplar Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Streetman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dime Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moorman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poplar Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  E Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  N Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCurley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Pleasant Hill 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.<3>

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

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

Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tessner
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Tessner
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Tessner
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tessner
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Tessner
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tessner
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tessner
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tessner
 - Hamilton 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 Tessner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tessner 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 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.

Tessner is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

Below are the counties that are near Tessner. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Tessner:

Marion     (The home county for Tessner)
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Tessner:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marion County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marion 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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 that begins in Tessner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tessner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tessner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2543, Longitude: -87.7895     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tessner 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Tessner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tessner.