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Our Genealogical Helper for Echo 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 Echo 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 Echo 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 Echo 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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Echo Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Echo Hills, 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 Echo Hills.

Cemeteries Near Echo Hills ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pattons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Groce - Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Plum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Refuge Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW McCellan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Creswell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Robert Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wester Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Seddon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Walkers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Valley Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Needmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pine Hill Memorial Park [Map]      
  NNW Box Cemetery [Map]      
  E Coldwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harkeys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Broken Arrow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Clair Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Oak Ridge 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 Echo Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Echo Hills.

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

Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Echo Hills
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 6,524 people in 2015)
 - Lincoln had a post office and railroad service
 
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Echo Hills
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eastaboga   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Echo Hills
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Eastaboga had a post office and railroad service
 
Turner   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Echo Hills
 - Turner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bruner - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Echo Hills
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Echo Hills
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
 
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Echo Hills
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
 
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Echo Hills
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Echo Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Echo 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 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.

Echo Hills is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

  DirectionDistance
Talladega     (The home county for Echo Hills)
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Blount
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Calhoun
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Cherokee
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
      Elder   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Jefferson
      Leeds   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Randolph
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Shelby
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Echo 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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Echo Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5968, Longitude: -86.1011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Echo 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 Echo Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Echo Hills.



 
 
 

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