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Our Genealogical Helper for Furnace Hill ...

So far, we have found very little information about Furnace Hill. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Furnace Hill to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Furnace Hill, please Contact Us.




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 Furnace 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 Furnace 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 Furnace 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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Furnace Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Furnace Hill, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Furnace Hill.

Cemeteries Near Furnace Hill ...

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  W Key Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  S County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  N George Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Basden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  W Barton 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.

While we didn't find Furnace Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Furnace Hill.

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

Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Furnace Hill
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Furnace Hill
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Furnace Hill
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Furnace Hill
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Furnace Hill
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Furnace Hill
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Furnace Hill
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Furnace Hill
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Furnace Hill
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Furnace Hill
 - Leighton 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 Furnace Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Furnace 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Furnace Hill is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Colbert     (The home county for Furnace Hill)
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Lawrence
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Limestone
      Cairo   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Morgan
      Trinity   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Furnace Hill:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Furnace Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Furnace Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Furnace Hill) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Furnace Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Furnace Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Furnace Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7556, Longitude: -87.7056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Furnace Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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



 
 
 

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