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Cedar Hills Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar Hills Estates ...

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 Cedar Hills Estates (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 Cedar Hills Estates. 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 Cedar Hills Estates ...

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 Cedar Hills Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cedar Hills Estates: Cedar Hills Ests.

Newspapers Published in Cedar Hills Estates ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Hills Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cedar Hills Estates, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cedar Hills Estates.

Cemeteries Near Cedar Hills Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cedar Hills Estates.

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 Cedar Hills Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Community Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Basden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mountain Mills Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  N Flint Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McCaig Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Newsom Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  N Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McCollough Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jonesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  S Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hyde Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  N George Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lipscomb 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 Cedar Hills Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cedar Hills Estates.

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

Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Hills Estates
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cedar Hills Estates
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cedar Hills Estates
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cedar Hills Estates
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cedar Hills Estates
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cedar Hills Estates
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cedar Hills Estates
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cedar Hills Estates
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland 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 Cedar Hills Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedar Hills Estates 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.

Cedar Hills Estates is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Cedar Hills Estates)
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Cedar Hills Estates:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 Cedar Hills Estates. 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 starting in Cedar Hills Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cedar Hills Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Hills Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7056, Longitude: -87.7531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Hills Estates 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 Cedar Hills Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cedar Hills Estates.


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