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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 6 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 26 miles [41.8 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 &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E St. Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Malcolm Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Little Chestang Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Calvert Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Calvert Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Big John Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rivers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hill Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McIntosh Cemetery [Map]      
  W Red Wash Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Carlow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morningstar Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sims Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Reeds Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Frazier Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Meinhardt Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roper Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Charity Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sawyer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Seymour Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel 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.

Fairford   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Happy Hill
 - Fairford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Calvert   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Happy Hill
 - Calvert had a post office and railroad service
 
McIntosh   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Happy Hill
 - McIntosh had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Happy Hill
 - 1895 population of 179 people (with 1,518 people in 2015)
 - Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
 
Sims Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Happy Hill
 - Sims Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chastang   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Happy Hill
 - Chastang had a post office and railroad service
 
Citronelle   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Happy Hill
 - Citronelle had a post office and railroad service
 
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Happy Hill
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham 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 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.

Happy Hill is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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:

  DirectionDistance
Washington     (The home county for Happy Hill)
      Fairford   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Malcolm   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Baldwin
      Tensaw   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Little River   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Choctaw
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clarke
      Carlton   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alma   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Escambia
      Atmore   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Mobile
      Calvert   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Movico   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Axis   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Creola   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Monroe
      Uriah   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   NW   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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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 that begins in Happy Hill. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 31.1816, Longitude: -88.0517     [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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