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Our Genealogical Helper for Hanceville ...

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 Hanceville (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 Hanceville. 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 Hanceville ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hanceville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hanceville, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hanceville.

Cemeteries Near Hanceville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hanceville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Bethlehem East Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Welti Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tedder Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Curl Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Duck River Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shelton Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  N East Point Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Graves Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethsadia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blountsville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sharon Grove 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 Hanceville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hanceville.

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

Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hanceville
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
 
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Hanceville
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hanceville
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
 
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Hanceville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
 
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hanceville
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hanceville
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Hanceville
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hanceville
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
 
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Hanceville
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville 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 Hanceville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hanceville 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 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.

Hanceville is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Cullman     (The home county for Hanceville)
      White City   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Blount
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Etowah
      Altoona   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jefferson
      Trafford   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Lawrence
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Madison
      Triana   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Morgan
      Eva   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Winston
      Addison   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Hanceville:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Hanceville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hanceville) 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 Hanceville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hanceville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanceville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0639, Longitude: -86.7636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hanceville 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 Hanceville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hanceville.



 
 
 

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