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Our Genealogical Helper for Chapel 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 Chapel 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 Chapel 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.

Cemeteries Near Chapel Hill ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  ESE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  SE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  NE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SE K Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brashers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cedar 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.<2>

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

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

Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chapel Hill
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chapel Hill
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chapel Hill
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chapel Hill
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chapel Hill
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chapel Hill
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chapel Hill
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chapel Hill
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Chapel Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chapel 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Chapel Hill is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Chapel Hill)
      Hoover   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Homewood   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Shelby
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Talladega
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Chapel 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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chapel Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3987, Longitude: -86.7978     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chapel 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 Chapel Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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