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Confederate Hill Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Confederate Hill 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 Confederate Hill 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 Confederate Hill 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 Confederate Hill 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 Confederate Hill Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Confederate Hill Estates: Confederate Hill Ests.

Newspapers Published in Confederate Hill 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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Confederate Hill Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Confederate Hill 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 Confederate Hill Estates.

Cemeteries Near Confederate Hill Estates ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Bucksville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hickman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Camp Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Higganbotham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hephzibah Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE George Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McKensey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bibbville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Caffee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boothton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hickory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Adger Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Shuttlesworth Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Antioch Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  NW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Gillard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Clements Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Little Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kinard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Daniel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Italian Catholic Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiney Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Linholm Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Grove 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 Confederate Hill Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Confederate Hill Estates.

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

Green Pond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Chamblee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
Giles   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
Bibbville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
Boothton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
Anita   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
Sumter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
Gurnee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
McCalla   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
Yolande   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - Yolande had a post office and no railroad service
Bamford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Confederate Hill Estates
 - Bamford 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 Confederate Hill Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Confederate Hill 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Confederate Hill Estates is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Confederate Hill Estates)
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      North Johns   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Calera   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Confederate Hill 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 Tuscaloosa 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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Confederate Hill Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2551, Longitude: -87.0794     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Confederate Hill 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 Confederate Hill Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Confederate Hill Estates.


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