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Boot Hill, Alabama
(Barbour County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Boot Hill ...

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 Boot Hill (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 Boot Hill. 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 Boot Hill ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boot Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boot Hill, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boot Hill.

Cemeteries Near Boot Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boot Hill.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Old Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perote Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Dothan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  SW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dasinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mallard Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ox Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Canaan 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>

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

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

Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Boot Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Boot Hill
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boot Hill
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boot Hill
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boot Hill
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 487 people in 2015)
 - Louisville had a post office and railroad service
Mount Andrew   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boot Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Mount Andrew had a post office and no railroad service
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Boot Hill
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Boot Hill
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,529 people in 2015)
 - Clio 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 Boot Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Boot Hill 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 doctors 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.

Boot Hill is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Barbour     (The home county for Boot Hill)
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Seale   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Boot Hill:

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 for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Barbour County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Barbour 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 Boot Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boot Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8760, Longitude: -85.6424     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boot Hill 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 Boot Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Boot Hill.


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