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Our Genealogical Helper for Lake Hills North ...

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 Lake Hills North (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 Lake Hills North. 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 Lake Hills North ...

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 Lake Hills North.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lake Hills North: Lk. Hills North

Newspapers Published in Lake Hills North ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Hills North.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lake Hills North, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lake Hills North.

Cemeteries Near Lake Hills North ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lake Hills North.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pole Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simpson - Cain Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Prewitte Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Prewitt Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cowden Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Carrolls Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Arbor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harkey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bone Camp Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Popular Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Winters Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Piney Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McGuire Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Piney Wood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cripple Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Winters Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  S Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oregonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Edmondson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pool Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  S Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Espy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Utley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Haygood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Traweek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  S The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Camp Ground Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Scales Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gilliam Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kemp 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 Lake Hills North in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lake Hills North.

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

Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lake Hills North
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lake Hills North
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lake Hills North
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lake Hills North
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
University   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Lake Hills North
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lake Hills North
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lake Hills North
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
 
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lake Hills North
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lake Hills North
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lake Hills North
 - Brookwood 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 Lake Hills North. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lake Hills North 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 doctors 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.

Lake Hills North 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 Lake Hills North. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lake Hills North:

  DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Lake Hills North)
      Samantha   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Bibb
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Fayette
      Berry   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Greene
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Jefferson
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lamar
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marion
      Winfield   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pickens
      Gordo   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shelby
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Corona   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Lake Hills North:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Hills North. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3712, Longitude: -87.5628     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Hills North 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 Lake Hills North, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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