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Our Genealogical Helper for Country 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 Country 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 Country 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 Country 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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Country Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Country Hills, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Country Hills.

Cemeteries Near Country Hills ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Green Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Chamlee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Pierce Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Garden Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cherry Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rosemere Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Westwood Drive Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pine Knot Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Elam Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  S Whatley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Farmville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Penn Young Gravesite [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Watoola Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Memory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ridge Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  S Society Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Darlington Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rising Star Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Loachapoka Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Level 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 Country Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Country Hills.

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

Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 62,059 people in 2015)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
 
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Country Hills
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opelika   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,527 people in 2015)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
 
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Country Hills
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
 
Society Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loachapoka   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
 
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery 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 Country Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Country 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 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.

Country Hills is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Lee     (The home county for Country Hills)
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Barbour
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Bullock
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Chambers
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clay
      Motley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Macon
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Montgomery
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Randolph
      Wadley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Russell
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Country 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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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
 
Also see ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Country Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5660, Longitude: -85.4349     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Country 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 Country Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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