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Camp Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Camp 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 Camp 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 Camp 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.

Name Variations for Camp Hill ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Camp Hill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Camp Hill: Cp. Hill

Newspapers Published in the area of Camp 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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Camp Hill.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Camp Hill. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Camp Hill and those printed in the larger area surrounding Camp Hill.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> of Camp Hill.

Cemeteries Near Camp Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Camp 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 Camp Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Holley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Slaughters Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Fargason Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCord Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Langley Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Gillam Cemetery [Map]      
  S Meadows - Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Waverly Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dean - Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shepard Graveyard [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Red Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roxana Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roxanna Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rowells Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith - Willoughby Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Spain Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N Punkin Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Maddox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Waites Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gold Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sturkie Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blanton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Buttston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williams 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 Camp Hill had a population of 366 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Camp Hill had a population of 981 people.

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

Mary   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Camp Hill
 - Mary had a post office and no railroad service
Judson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Camp Hill
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
Agricola   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Camp Hill
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Camp Hill
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Camp Hill
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,150 people in 2015)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Camp Hill
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Camp Hill
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Camp Hill
 - Thornton 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 Camp Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Camp 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Camp Hill is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Camp Hill)
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 - 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 Camp Hill:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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 Camp Hill ...

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

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 Camp Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Camp Hill in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Camp Hill for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Camp Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Camp Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Camp Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Camp Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camp Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7999, Longitude: -85.6537     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Camp 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 Camp Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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