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Choctaw Hills, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Choctaw Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Choctaw Hills, 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 Choctaw Hills.

Cemeteries Near Choctaw Hills ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brent Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Centreville Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Scottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crockett McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pineland Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Friday Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moffat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haysop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sandy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Schultz Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Little Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW George Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pondville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hubbard Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belchers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiney Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Italian Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kinard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union 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.<3>

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

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

Centreville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Choctaw Hills
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,704 people in 2015)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Choctaw Hills
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Harrisburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Choctaw Hills
 - Harrisburg had a post office and no railroad service
Pondville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Choctaw Hills
 - Pondville had a post office and no railroad service
Abercrombie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Choctaw Hills
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Abercrombie had a post office and no railroad service
Hagler   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Choctaw Hills
 - Hagler had a post office and no railroad service
Trio   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Choctaw Hills
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
Blocton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Choctaw Hills
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service

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

Choctaw Hills is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Choctaw Hills)
      Brent   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Centreville   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      East Town   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Browns   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 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 Choctaw Hills:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bibb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bibb 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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About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Choctaw Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9690, Longitude: -87.1858     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Choctaw Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Choctaw Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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