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Heritage Ridge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Heritage Ridge ...

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 Heritage Ridge (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 Heritage Ridge. 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 Heritage Ridge ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Heritage Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Heritage Ridge, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Heritage Ridge.

Cemeteries Near Heritage Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Heritage Ridge.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Carroll Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Murphree Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mullins Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hillard & Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mossy Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  E Benson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Israel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rhodes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ballard Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Paran Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  S Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sims Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Ward - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Spillars Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW William Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smilie Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sanford - Barron Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Driggers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Orion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wingard Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Belsor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  W Head Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stephens 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 Heritage Ridge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Heritage Ridge.

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

Troy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Heritage Ridge
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 18,853 people in 2015)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Heritage Ridge
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Heritage Ridge
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Curry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Heritage Ridge
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Heritage Ridge
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Heritage Ridge
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Heritage Ridge
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Heritage Ridge
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Heritage Ridge
 - Catalpa 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 Heritage Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Heritage Ridge 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Heritage Ridge is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Heritage Ridge)
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Heritage Ridge:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heritage Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8252, Longitude: -85.9911     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Heritage Ridge 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 Heritage Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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