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Our Genealogical Helper for Hopewell ...

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 Hopewell (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 Hopewell. 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 Hopewell ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hopewell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hopewell, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hopewell.

Cemeteries Near Hopewell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hopewell.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Mt. View Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Ai Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fordham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garretts Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Wise Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crumbleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crumley's Chapel Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cleburne Memorial Garden [Map]      
  ESE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Kansas Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Clay Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Providence Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Liner Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Happy Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Indian Creek Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Edgewood Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Riverside Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Upper Cane Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harmony Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Evans Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Goldridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sandy Flat Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE First Methodist Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Bowdon Baptist Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Bowdon City Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Town Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Five Points Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Union Camp Ground Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Mt. Newley Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Hollywood Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Edwardsville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Beason Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Midway Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Corinth Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Rolling Acres Memory Gardens [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Evans 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 in 1895, Hopewell had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Abernathy   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Abernathy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hightower   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
 
Muscadine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Muscadine had a post office and railroad service
 
Hooper (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hopewell
 - Hooper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arbacoochee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Arbacoochee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowdon (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 2,072 people in 2015)
 - Bowdon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 1,699 people (with 3,171 people in 2015)
 - Tallapoosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hopewell
 - 1895 population of 446 people (with 204 people in 2015)
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burwell (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hopewell
 - Burwell 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 Hopewell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hopewell 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 and 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.

Hopewell is located in Cleburne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleburne County: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Randolph, Talladega, Carroll (GA), Haralson (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Cleburne     (The home county for Hopewell)
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Abel   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Chambers
      Abanda   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clay
      Delta   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Etowah
      Banner   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Graham   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Newell   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Talladega
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Windwood Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Springwood Village (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fulton (GA)
      Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hiram (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Hopewell:

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 Cleburne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hopewell ...

While our initial data for Hopewell came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hopewell 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 Hopewell.

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 Hopewell:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hopewell.
      See our Misc Page for Hopewell for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cleburne County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hopewell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6321, Longitude: -85.3827     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hopewell 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 Hopewell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hopewell.



 
 
 

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