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Wannville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wannville ...

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 Wannville (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 Wannville. 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 Wannville ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wannville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wannville, 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 Wannville.

Cemeteries Near Wannville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wannville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Proctor 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Wannville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wannville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wannville
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wannville
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wannville
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 707 people in 2016)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wannville
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wannville
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,977 people in 2016)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Wannville
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Rosalie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wannville
 - Rosalie 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 Wannville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wannville 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Wannville)
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Condra (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Wannville:

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:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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      
Catoosa County (GA):       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    
Walker County (GA):       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    

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 Wannville ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wannville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7776, Longitude: -85.8778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wannville 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 Wannville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wannville.