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Deason Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Deason 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 Deason 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 Deason 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 Deason 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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Deason Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Deason Hill, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Deason Hill.

Cemeteries Near Deason Hill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bolden Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Leonard Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Cedrum Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Samaria Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Goodsprings Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fords Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pleasant Field Cemetery [Map]      
  S Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Boldo Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Oakman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  S Busby Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Waiting Place Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Walker Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NNE John Porter Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lollar Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Day Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shanghai Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sipsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lawson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Swindle Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Aaron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davis 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 Deason Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Deason Hill.

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

Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Deason Hill
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Deason Hill
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Deason Hill
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Deason Hill
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Deason Hill
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Deason Hill
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Deason Hill
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Deason Hill
 - Edgil 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 Deason Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Deason 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Deason Hill is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Deason Hill)
      Cordova   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Deason Hill:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community within Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deason Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7479, Longitude: -87.2250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Deason 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 Deason Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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