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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Hull, Alabama
(Tuscaloosa County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for 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 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 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 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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hull.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hull, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hull.

Cemeteries Near Hull ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of 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 Hull covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hulls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Carthage Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE South Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Duncanville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sylvan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Grants Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parham Ridge 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Hull had a population of 360 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Hull
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hull
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hull
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Hull
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
Phipps   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hull
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Phipps had a post office and no railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hull
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hull
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hull
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Hull
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa 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 Hull. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Hull is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Hull)
      Duncanville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brent   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Town   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 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 Hull:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Hull came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of 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 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 Hull:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hull.
      See our Misc Page for Hull for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa 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 beginning in Hull. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hull) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hull. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0537, Longitude: -87.5717     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hull 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 Hull, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hull.


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