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Hope Hull, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hope Hull ...

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 Hope Hull (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 Hope Hull. 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 Hope Hull ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hope Hull.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hope Hull, 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 Hope Hull.

Cemeteries Near Hope Hull ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hope Hull.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Strokes Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW New Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Woodland Hills Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Gilbert Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stones Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Murrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sankey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cantelous Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mosleys Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ball Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Relf Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ganey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  W Haigler Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Sprague Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Flora Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Yankee Town Cemetery [Map]      
  W Young 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Hope Hull had a population of 63 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Hope Hull
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hope Hull
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hope Hull
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hope Hull
 - Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
Tharin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hope Hull
 - Tharin had a post office and railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hope Hull
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Le Grand   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hope Hull
 - Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hope Hull
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hope Hull
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
Fleta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Hope Hull
 - Fleta 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 Hope Hull. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hope Hull 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 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.

Hope Hull is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Hope Hull)
      English Village   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Minter   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Hope Hull:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga 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    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore 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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hope Hull ...

While our initial data for Hope Hull came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hope Hull in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Hope Hull.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Hope Hull:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hope Hull.
      See our Misc Page for Hope Hull for more information.

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About Montgomery County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hope Hull. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hope Hull

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hope Hull. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2699, Longitude: -86.3572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hope Hull 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 Hope Hull, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hope Hull.


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