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Our Genealogical Helper for Iron City ...

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 Iron City (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 Iron City. 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 Iron City ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Iron City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Iron City, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Iron City.

Cemeteries Near Iron City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Iron City.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Olive Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trawick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Enterprise Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Danley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hammock Springs Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whites Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brunson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mothers Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dickenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hebrew Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boykin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Swingington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rawls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE 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 Iron City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Iron City.

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

Spooner - Historic   [Map]
 - While Spooner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Iron City
 - Spooner had a post office and no railroad service
Brinson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Iron City
 - Brinson had a post office and railroad service
Twilight - Historic   [Map]
 - While Twilight was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Iron City
 - Twilight had a post office and no railroad service
Horns Cross Road - Historic   [Map]
 - While Horns Cross Road was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Iron City
 - Horns Cross Road had a post office and no railroad service
Eldorendo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Iron City
 - Eldorendo had a post office and no railroad service
Mayhaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Iron City
 - Mayhaw had a post office and no railroad service
Colquitt   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Iron City
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,879 people in 2017)
 - Colquitt had a post office and no railroad service
Jakin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Iron City
 - Jakin had a post office and no railroad service
Bainbridge   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Iron City
 - 1895 population of 1,668 people (with 12,111 people in 2017)
 - Bainbridge had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Iron City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Iron City 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.

Iron City is located in Seminole County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Seminole County: Houston (AL), Jackson (FL), Decatur, Early & Miller.

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

Seminole     (The home county for Iron City)
      Donalsonville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edison   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leary   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluffton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bellville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brinson   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bainbridge   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowlstown   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Climax   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vada   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Attapulgus   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jakin   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Springs   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douglasville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blakely   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whigham   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calvary   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spence   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Colquitt   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camilla   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Henry (AL)
      Haleburg (AL)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Headland (AL)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Houston (AL)
      Gordon (AL)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbia (AL)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashford (AL)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cottonwood (AL)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avon (AL)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cowarts (AL)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Webb (AL)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madrid (AL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kinsey (AL)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parish (AL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rehobeth (AL)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dothan (AL)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Calhoun (FL)
      Altha (FL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gadsden (FL)
      Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Pleasant (FL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gretna (FL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Douglas City (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greensboro (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Quincy (FL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Havana (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Parramore (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Butler (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Two Egg (FL)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sneads (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grand Ridge (FL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cypress (FL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - although 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 Iron City:

These websites are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Georgia Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Georgia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Seminole County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Early County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grady County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mitchell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gadsden County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Seminole County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Georgia     Cemetery Wiki for Georgia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Georgia

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 Georgia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Seminole County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Iron City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iron City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0135, Longitude: -84.8130     [Map].

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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:

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

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