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Our Genealogical Helper for High Point ...

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 High Point (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 High Point. 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.

Name Variations for High Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with High Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for High Point: High Pt.

Newspapers Published in High Point ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around High Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of High Point, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for High Point.

Cemeteries Near High Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of High Point.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  E Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW George Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Siluria Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  E Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Benten Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Maylene Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Goodson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Still Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ozley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Longview Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elmwood 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 High Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of High Point.

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

Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from High Point
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from High Point
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from High Point
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from High Point
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Bamford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from High Point
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from High Point
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Bessemer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from High Point
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Tulse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from High Point
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around High Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring High Point 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 and doctors 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.

High Point is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for High Point)
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Midfield   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Shelby
      Helena   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 High Point:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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 beginning in High Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- High Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3337, Longitude: -86.8778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for High Point 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 High Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for High Point.



 
 
 

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