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Hanover, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hanover ...

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 Hanover (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 Hanover. 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 Hanover ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hanover.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hanover, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hanover.

Cemeteries Near Hanover ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hanover.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bell Rattle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Miller - Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Site Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Flint Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  S McEwen Cemetery [Map]      
  S McEwen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stewartville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weogufka Cemetery [Map]      
  W O J Mooney Family Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Rockford Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rockford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Darsey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Doctor Kellys Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Socapatoy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crestview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hollins Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grimes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Rockford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Marietta Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Goodwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Darby Cemetery [Map]      
  W Unity Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Kellyton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Martin Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smyrna Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Summer Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jennings 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Hanover had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hanover
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Crewsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hanover
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
Stewartville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hanover
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Stewartville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hanover
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Weogufka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Hanover
 - Weogufka had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Hanover
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 449 people in 2015)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Hissop   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hanover
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop had a post office and no railroad service
Hollins   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hanover
 - 1895 population of 422 people
 - Hollins had a post office and railroad service
Moriah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hanover
 - Moriah 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 Hanover. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hanover 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Hanover is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Hanover)
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calera   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 - although 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 Hanover:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hanover ...

While our initial data for Hanover came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hanover 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 Hanover.

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 Hanover:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hanover.
      See our Misc Page for Hanover for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hanover. 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 stretches from Hanover. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hanover) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0048, Longitude: -86.2025     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hanover 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 Hanover, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hanover.


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