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Hunting Ridge, Alabama
(Saint Clair County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hunting Ridge ...

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 Hunting Ridge (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 Hunting Ridge. 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.

Name Variations for Hunting Ridge ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Hunting Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hunting Ridge: Hunting Rdg. (or less commonly used: Hunting Rdge. or Hunting Ridg.)

Newspapers Published in Hunting Ridge ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hunting Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hunting Ridge, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hunting Ridge.

Cemeteries Near Hunting Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hunting Ridge.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Valley Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Old Florence Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Walkers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Robert Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Seddon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Boykin Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bowman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCellan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Clair Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Macedonia North Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Karr Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harkeys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Broken Arrow Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lawleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Old Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Popes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewarts 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 Hunting Ridge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hunting Ridge.

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

Pell City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Hunting Ridge
 - Pell City had a post office and railroad service
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hunting Ridge
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
Eden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hunting Ridge
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hunting Ridge
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Hunting Ridge
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Hunting Ridge
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hunting Ridge
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Hunting Ridge
 - Coal City 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 Hunting Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hunting Ridge 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.

Hunting Ridge is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Hunting Ridge)
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Glen City   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Munford   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Hunting Ridge:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hunting Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5459, Longitude: -86.2819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hunting Ridge 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 Hunting Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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