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Hoagtown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hoagtown ...

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 Hoagtown (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 Hoagtown. 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 Hoagtown ...

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 Hoagtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hoagtown, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hoagtown.

Cemeteries Near Hoagtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hoagtown.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Virginia Mines Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Salter Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Atwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Toadvine Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dug Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Maben Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Adger Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  ESE Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Linn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Prescott 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 Hoagtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hoagtown.

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

Collins   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hoagtown
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
Dolomite   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hoagtown
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
Wylam   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Hoagtown
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hoagtown
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Hoagtown
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Ezra   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hoagtown
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
Blue Creek Junction   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hoagtown
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hoagtown
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hoagtown
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
Toadvine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Hoagtown
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Hoagtown
 - Bullard Shoals 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 Hoagtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hoagtown 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Hoagtown 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 Hoagtown. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hoagtown:

Jefferson     (The home county for Hoagtown)
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Concord   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      McDonald Chapel   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Minor   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Dolomite   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Hoagtown:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette 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    
Winston 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoagtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5098, Longitude: -87.0278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hoagtown 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 Hoagtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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