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Hodges, Alabama
(Franklin County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hodges ...

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 Hodges (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 Hodges. 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 Hodges ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hodges.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hodges, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hodges.

Cemeteries Near Hodges ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hodges.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCurley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grissom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baggett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cochran Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Tree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Childers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Burnt House Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moorman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Osborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Newburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lockridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brazel Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Nix Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gober Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Nichols Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pounders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burnout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burntout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCarley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller 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.<3>

While we didn't find Hodges in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hodges.

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

Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hodges
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hodges
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Shottsville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hodges
 - Shottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hodges
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hodges
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hodges
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hodges
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hodges
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Red Bay   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hodges
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hodges
 - Goddard 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 Hodges. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hodges 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 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.

Hodges is located in Franklin County.

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

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

Franklin     (The home county for Hodges)
      Vina   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Hodges:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hodges. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hodges

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hodges. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3279, Longitude: -87.9285     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hodges have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Hodges, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hodges.


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