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Hooper City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hooper City ...

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 Hooper City (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 Hooper City. 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 Hooper City ...

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 198 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hooper City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hooper City, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hooper City.

Cemeteries Near Hooper City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hooper City.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  S Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  E Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  E East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moncrief Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cardiff Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  E Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  N Edward Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Linn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Castle Heights Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Linns Crossing 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 Hooper City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hooper City.

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

Thomas   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hooper City
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Hooper City
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hooper City
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hooper City
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hooper City
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hooper City
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Hooper City
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hooper City
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Hooper City
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
Ensley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hooper City
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service

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

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Hooper City)
      Pratt City   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Vulcan City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Forestdale   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fultondale   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tarrant   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scarlet Town   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      McDonald Chapel   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Docena   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Minor   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]

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

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 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 Hooper City:

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    
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     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Hooper City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hooper City) 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 Hooper City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hooper City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hooper City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5554, Longitude: -86.8411     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hooper City 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 Hooper City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hooper City.


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