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Our Genealogical Helper for Chimney Hills ...

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 Chimney Hills (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 Chimney Hills. 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 Chimney Hills ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chimney Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chimney Hills, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chimney Hills.

Cemeteries Near Chimney Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chimney Hills.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  N Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  W Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  NW George Washington Memorial Gardens [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 Chimney Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chimney Hills.

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

Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chimney Hills
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chimney Hills
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chimney Hills
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chimney Hills
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chimney Hills
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Chimney Hills
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Hillman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chimney Hills
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Avondale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chimney Hills
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale 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 Chimney Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chimney Hills 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.

Chimney Hills 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 Chimney Hills. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Chimney Hills:

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Chimney Hills)
      Homewood   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Midfield   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 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]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Shelby
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Chimney Hills:

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 ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chimney Hills. 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 beginning in Chimney Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chimney Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chimney Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4251, Longitude: -86.8142     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chimney Hills 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 Chimney Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chimney Hills.



 
 
 

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