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Our Genealogical Helper for Harper 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 Harper 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 Harper 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 Harper 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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harper Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harper Hill, 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 Harper Hill.

Cemeteries Near Harper Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harper 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 Harper Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pruitt Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Whitsitt - Perry Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Havana Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Star of Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williams Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rhodes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ramey Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Martin Mission Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Long Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Burrough Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Holley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greenleaf Cemetery [Map]      
  W Five Mile Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Tucker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burroughs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mileous Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Langham Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rhone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE China Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  W Akron New Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Sample Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Martian Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hatche Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Boston Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burk Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Redick Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Curry Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stokes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pine Flat Cemetery [Map]      
  N Carthage Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  S May Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greensboro Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Waycross Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pisgah 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 Harper Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Harper Hill.

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

Havana   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Harper Hill
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harper Hill
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phipps   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Harper Hill
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Phipps had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Harper Hill
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
 
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Harper Hill
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Brush Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Harper Hill
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Brush Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Harper Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,387 people in 2015)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan Springs   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Harper Hill
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Morgan Springs 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 Harper Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Harper 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 hospitals 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.

Harper Hill is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Hale     (The home county for Harper Hill)
      Akron   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Bibb
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brent   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Town   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Dallas
      Browns   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Greene
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Marengo
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
      Marion   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Pickens
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sumter
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Harper 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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale 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 Harper Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harper Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8568, Longitude: -87.6125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harper 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 Harper Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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