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Hunter, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hunter ...

So far, we have found very little information about Hunter. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Hunter to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hunter, please Contact Us.

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 Hunter (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 Hunter. 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 Hunter ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hunter.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hunter, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hunter.

Cemeteries Near Hunter ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hunter.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ricks Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Bickley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rand Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gargis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blocker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gadd Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gargas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  E King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Devaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E String Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNE McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Bethel Memorial 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.

Hunter itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hunter
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hunter
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Hunter
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hunter
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hunter
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hunter
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Hunter
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hunter
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence 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 Hunter. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hunter 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Hunter is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

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

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

Colbert     (The home county for Hunter)
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Hunter:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hunter ...

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

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 Hunter:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Hunter.
      See our Misc Page for Hunter for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hunter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Hunter. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hunter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hunter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6412, Longitude: -87.6125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hunter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<3>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:

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hunter.


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