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Happy Hill, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Happy Hill ...

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 Happy Hill (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 Happy Hill. 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 Happy Hill ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Happy Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Happy Hill, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Happy Hill.

Cemeteries Near Happy Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Happy Hill.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Leath Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Upton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mizell Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Noble Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  E Duck Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  S Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Belcher Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Belchers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Red Apple Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Ivalee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Blessing Cemetery [Map]      
  W Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Howelton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Carnes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Myrtletree Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bristow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forester Cemetery [Map]      
  N Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW New Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dillard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memorial Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  S McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alabama City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Forrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beth Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Patrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Albertville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Little Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW White Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  N Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship 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 Happy Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Happy Hill.

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

Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Happy Hill
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
Fenton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Happy Hill
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
Haworth - Historic   [Map]
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Happy Hill
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
Pulltight   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Happy Hill
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
Avery   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Happy Hill
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Happy Hill
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Happy Hill
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Crudup   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Happy Hill
 - Crudup 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 Happy Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Happy Hill 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 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.

Happy Hill is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Happy Hill)
      Whitesboro   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Sardis City   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Happy Hill:

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1498, Longitude: -86.0950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Happy Hill 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 Happy Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Happy Hill.


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