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Hampton Cove, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hampton Cove ...

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 Hampton Cove (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 Hampton Cove. 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 Hampton Cove ...

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 Hampton Cove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hampton Cove: Hampton Cv.

Newspapers Published in Hampton Cove ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hampton Cove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hampton Cove, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hampton Cove.

Cemeteries Near Hampton Cove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hampton Cove.

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 Hampton Cove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brazelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vann Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Neal Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Buford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Big Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hobbs Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Dunkin Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beason Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lyon Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  E Keel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Echols Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Richards Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burns Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Walling Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moore - Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hayden Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Potts Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bullock Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N King Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Black Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whittaker Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Paint Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Vinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sanford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sublett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Donegan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burton Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Short Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hewlett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Roberson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crowson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McDonnell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Matkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jordan - Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Click Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nelson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Spriggs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Daniel - Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  N Drake - Keith Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jehu Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maple Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  N Russell J Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ryland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Steger - Ormond Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Merrimack Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Landman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fennil Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jordan 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 Hampton Cove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hampton Cove.

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

Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hampton Cove
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hampton Cove
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hampton Cove
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hampton Cove
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hampton Cove
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hampton Cove
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hampton Cove
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 788 people in 2015)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hampton Cove
 - Nebo 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 Hampton Cove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hampton Cove 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Hampton Cove is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Hampton Cove)
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Hampton Cove:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hampton Cove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6135, Longitude: -86.4638     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hampton Cove 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 Hampton Cove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hampton Cove.


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