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Green Hills, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Green 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 Green 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 Green 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 Green 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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Hills, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Hills.

Cemeteries Near Green Hills ...

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Round Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Benford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Polly Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Davchport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCully Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cambridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fielding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hughey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weir Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Menefee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Witty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reunion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Townsend 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.<3>

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

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

Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Green Hills
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Green Hills
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
O'Neal   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Green Hills
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Green Hills
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Green Hills
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Cartwright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Green Hills
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Green Hills
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Hay's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Green Hills
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Lentzville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Green Hills
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
Gipsy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Green Hills
 - Gipsy 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 Green Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green 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.

Green Hills is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Limestone     (The home county for Green Hills)
      Athens   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belew - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Triana   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boonshill (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (TN)
      Delina (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Green Hills:

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 Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall 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 Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7690, Longitude: -87.0167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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