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Hatton, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hatton ...

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 Hatton (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 Hatton. 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 Hatton ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hatton.

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

Cemeteries Near Hatton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hatton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Peden Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  E Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  E Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  E Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  S King Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE String Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peck Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lansdell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  E Yates Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lyle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fuqual Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dean - McNairy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pippen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tweedy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Nance Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Haraway Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakwood 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 Hatton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hatton.

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

Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hatton
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Hatton
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Hatton
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hatton
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hatton
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hatton
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville 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 Hatton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hatton 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.

Hatton is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Hatton)
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - 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 Hatton:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hatton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7556, Longitude: -87.4853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hatton 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 Hatton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hatton.


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