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Our Genealogical Helper for Clover 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 Clover 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 Clover 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.

Newspapers Published in Clover 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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clover Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clover Hill, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clover Hill.

Cemeteries Near Clover Hill ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Temple Gate Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Temple Gate Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Willing Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crossroad Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Kilgore Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Pine Top Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ft. Dale Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Myrtlewood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bragg Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Crenshaw Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Crenshaws Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Manningham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  W Snow Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ridgeville Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oliver Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crum Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S William Seale Cemetery [Map]      
  S Giddens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hartley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Antioch East Cemetery [Map]      
  E Summer Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sills Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rudolph 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 Clover Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Clover Hill.

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

Mount Willing   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Clover Hill
 - 1895 population of 231 people
 - Mount Willing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bragg's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Clover Hill
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Deposit   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Clover Hill
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 1,240 people in 2015)
 - Fort Deposit had a post office and railroad service
 
Manningham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Clover Hill
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Searcy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Clover Hill
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Searcy had a post office and railroad service
 
Calhoun   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Clover Hill
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Calhoun had a post office and railroad service
 
Gordonsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Clover Hill
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monterey   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Clover Hill
 - 1895 population of 280 people
 - Monterey 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 Clover Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Clover 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 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.

Clover Hill is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lowndes     (The home county for Clover Hill)
      Bragg's   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Autauga
      Autaugaville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Butler
      Greenville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Conecuh
      Old Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Honoraville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dallas
      Minter   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Elmore
      Millbrook   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
      Beatrice   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
      Pintlala   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ada   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Pike
      Kent   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wilcox
      Furman   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Clover Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clover Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clover Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9979, Longitude: -86.7016     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clover 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 Clover Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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