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Green Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Green 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 Green 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 Green 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 Green 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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green 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 Green Hill.

Cemeteries Near Green Hill ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  S Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Holland Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Cauhorn Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  E Richardson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wolf Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ESE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McDougal Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N St. Joseph Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Wade Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hall Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SSW McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  S Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. Marys Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNW Wayland Springs Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peppertown Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Loretto Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Loretto Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Belew Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WSW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. Truitt Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Restview Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Portertown Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chinubee Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NE Bishop Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NNE Clack Branch Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Hollis Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  N Hensley Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Hensley Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Railroad Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Parsonage Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Blair Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  SW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Corum Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Second Creek Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  ENE Home Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  NW Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Simmons Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Hardwick Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Old Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  WNW Roberson Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  
  W Nolen Cemetery [Map]      
  N West Point Cemetery [Map]     Tennessee  


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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Green Hill had a population of 832 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Belew - Historic   [Map]
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Green Hill
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
Iron City (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 381 people
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
Pruitton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Green Hill
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Green Hill
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Comer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Green Hill
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
Webster - Historic   [Map]
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Green Hill
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Wayland Springs (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people
 - Wayland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Loretto (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Green Hill
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Loretto 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 Green Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green 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 hospitals and 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.

Green Hill is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Green Hill)
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Olivet (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lewis (TN)
      Voorhies (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hohenwald (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Perry (TN)
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
Morgan 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    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Green Hill ...

While our initial data for Green Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Green Hill in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Green Hill.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Green Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Green Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Green Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Green Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Hill) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9731, Longitude: -87.5122     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green 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 Green Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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