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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 38 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 14 miles [22.5 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  
  SSE Moores Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moores Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Alabama National Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harles Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ryan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wildwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Spring Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Maylene Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Goodson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW King Cemetery [Map]      
  N Still Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Siluria Cemetery [Map]      
  S Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Richardson - Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dargin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jones Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nabors Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Longview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  N Benten Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Montevallo Cemetery [Map]      
  S Session Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shelby Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ozley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Linholm Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Old Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nearest Grave Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  N David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Brierfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh - Busby Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Leach Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Carlton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  S Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Boothton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cahaba Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blackmon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Deerhurst 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.

Dogwood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Country Hills
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Country Hills
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
Longview   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Country Hills
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Calera   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Country Hills
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,213 people in 2015)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Country Hills
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Tulse   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Country Hills
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Shelby Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Country Hills
 - Shelby Springs 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 northwest 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 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 west 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 Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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
Shelby     (The home county for Country Hills)
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Autauga
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Perry
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walker
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 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 begin 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 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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas 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    
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 Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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 Shelby County

About Alabama

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 Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 Country Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 33.1571, Longitude: -86.8311     [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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Country Hills.



 
 
 

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