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Hamner Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hamner Estates ...

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 Hamner Estates (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 Hamner Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Hamner Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Hamner Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hamner Estates: Hamner Ests.

Newspapers Published in Hamner Estates ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamner Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hamner Estates, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hamner Estates.

Cemeteries Near Hamner Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hamner Estates.

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 Hamner Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Garners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Ruhama Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scales Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pole Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simpson - Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Piney Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Geer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guy 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 Hamner Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hamner Estates.

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

Northport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hamner Estates
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hamner Estates
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hamner Estates
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hamner Estates
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hamner Estates
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hamner Estates
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Hamner Estates
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hamner Estates
 - Brookwood 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 Hamner Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hamner Estates 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.

Hamner Estates is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Hamner Estates)
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coker   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Hamner Estates:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamner Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2779, Longitude: -87.5486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hamner Estates 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 Hamner Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hamner Estates.


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