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Indian Hills, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Indian Hills ...

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 Indian Hills (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 Indian Hills. 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 Indian Hills ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Indian Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Indian Hills, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Indian Hills.

Cemeteries Near Indian Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Indian Hills.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Siluria Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Still Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Benten Cemetery [Map]      
  S Black Cemetery [Map]      
  S Longview Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ozley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  E K Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Goodson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nearest Grave Cemetery [Map]      
  E Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  E Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Maylene Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  SSE Old Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Poindexter - Vick Cemetery [Map]      
  E Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Fairington 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 Indian Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Indian Hills.

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

Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Hills
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Hills
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Indian Hills
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Indian Hills
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
Bamford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Indian Hills
 - Bamford 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 Indian Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Indian Hills 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Indian Hills is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Indian Hills)
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Indian Hills:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3354, Longitude: -86.7953     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Indian Hills 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 Indian Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Indian Hills.


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